On 27 December 1930 Norton Greenop passed away suddenly at his home in Leigh Road, after years of heart problems. He was 61 and had been a businessman in Leigh for 14 years.
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In 1931 the Dogger Bank earthquake hit the country and was the strongest earthquake recorded since measurements began with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale
Nowadays we take X Rays for granted and we are used to the radiographer staying out of range of the machinery in action. But at the outset the dangers were not known.
Back in my youth no Sunday evening would be complete without Sunday Night at the London Palladium on TV and the most constant of all the performers were the Tiller Girls, a troupe of dancers whose high kicks and precision timing defied believe.
Sgt Larter was well known by shopkeepers in Leigh and Southend for he was the Officer who detected a shoplifting gang and recovered several loads of property by examining dustbins in back yards at night
In May 1915 Bombardier George Maurice Dorkins of Leigh was a local hero...
Sgt Larter of at Leigh, retired from the Police Force in 1913. He had had a colourful career...
George Godfrey Harrap was born on 18 January 1868 in Islington and at the age of 14 had developed a keen love of reading.
With voting being a topical subject right now the Census of 1911 showed the face of Women’s Suffrage defying authority.
It wasn't a building you would of expected to see in Elm Road, but in 1908, an old railway carriage was right there inhabited by a family of 6.
There cannot be many of us who have passed the ‘Cutlass Stone’ in Leigh Churchyard and marvelled at the age of Mary Ellis, dying at 109.
In 1935 Mr Otto Vogelsang, who carried out a marine engineering business in disused cottages near the cockle sheds, found a cellar below the sea level in the cottages, obviously used for smuggling.
It has oft been remarked upon that in Leigh the old families are intermingled with each other so that you could not walk down the street without seeing an uncle, aunt or cousin.
In 1932 a deep hole was discovered in Leigh churchyard which at first was thought to be the entrance to an old vault and some even thought might lead to an underground passage used by smugglers.