Exhibition - Sunday 14th October 1-4pm in the Village Hall
All entries on display - Refreshments on sale
Last entries 7th October 1pm -4pm at High Legh Village Hall,
24th Sep - 6th Oct entries at Abbey Leys Farm Shop
Classes High Legh and Cheshire, Nature, People and places, Open and for the under 15s My Best Picture
5 entries/person/class, 30p/entry adults, under 15s free
Please print your photos (max size A4) Mount all entries on black card (max size A4) (free card available on 7th Oct in Village Hall) Please label your cards with name, contact info and class entered
Click here to find the full rules of the 2018 Photo Competition
The various commemoration events that are taking place this year have prompted James Percival to compile some memories of High Legh School, over 3 generations. His fascinating story, pictures and reflections are recounted below.
If you have a recent or long ago memory or photograph of High Legh that you would like to share, and you are confident that everyone pictured or named in your item would be happy for the story to be shared, then please send it to me and I will publish it on this website.
Thank you James for your suggestion. I hope this may encourage others to share their stories.
From James Percival
I visit the High Legh Community website quite frequently for news, and I was particularly interested in the 50th anniversary of High Legh CP school moving to its current site. I am only sorry that I found out too late to attend the anniversary celebrations. For one thing the date cleared up something in my own life history that I was uncertain about. Having taught in primary schools for 10 years I often wondered if Cheshire Local Education Authority operated the common ‘rising 5’ policy of children starting full-time education in the term after their 5th birthday. I was born in December 1962 and under this policy I would have started school in January 1968. I now realise that this was not the case and I therefore must have started in Mrs Turner’s class in September 1968, thus just missing the opening of the new school. That I can remember, for I witnessed the school being built, and I can recall my mother telling me that I would start soon after the school opened.
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