Leigh and Chalkwell in the 1970s

Thanks to Nick Pocock for submitting the following Leigh Memory:

I left Leigh in 1969 but my first 16 years were spent wandering on the beach form Old Leigh to Chalkwell, sailing and rowing with the Sea Scouts, swimming and general having a great time. Back then you weren’t worried about paedophiles and other such modern worries. I left my house in the morning and often didn’t get back till the evening. Mum and Dad were not worried because kids could look after themselves OK.

Cockle sheds, mud, swimming in the “Ray”, wandering Leigh Marshes, The Lady Saville, flying kites, learning to swim in the old sea water baths. The list goes on…

Thanks Nick. Got a Leigh Memory? Please get in touch

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