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Name: Malcolm Potts

E-Mail:   Email provided does not receive. Send any replies to webmaster.leigh@gmail.com  and I'll put them on Guestbook.

Submitted: September 18, 2018 at 12:43 Great Memories

My name is Malcolm Potts and I moved to Leigh on Mendip with my Mother and brother David from London in 1942 to escape the bombs, my father stayed on in London for another year before joining us. I spent a great childhood in the village and can remember many wonderful people . I will list a few names and if any one is still around would love to hear from them.   Prandy. Duck. Jelly. Ashman. Evans. Willis. Gould. Tucker. Clark. Smith. West. Stock . Rossiter. Ives. Knowles. Seviour. Wickham. Moore. Whitmarsh. Beale. I left the Village in 1959 and now live in the Bournemouth Area.

Reply from Roma Harvey

Submitted: December 29, 2018 at 23:40

Better late than never.  Remember you and your family very well.  Still regularly visit the village and retain contact with many of the names you mentioned, Roma

Reply from Phil Whitmarsh
Email: philchris@utilitywarehouse.org.uk
Submitted: March 30 2021 at 18:24

Hi Malcolm,
Phil Whitmarsh would love to speak to you again. Spotted your comment on Facebook!
Let me have your email and then we can exchange phone nos.

Name: Ann Dale

E-Mail: withheld - reply via webmaster.leigh@gmail.com  
Submitted: August 08, 2018 at 12:34

I cannot find a website for Downhead so have sent this to you.
We used to live Downhead in the 70s and have 3 blue pottery mugs

on one side

Silver Jubilee
on the other side.

Would anyone, with links to Downhead like them - as they now no longer needed.
I think they are Poole pottery but there is no mark.
I really like the thought of them returning to the area .

We now live in Wrington N Somerset ( just off the A38 near the airport). We could deliver them if necessary.

Ann Dale

Name: Frank Brown

E-Mail: frank.brown23"at"hotmail.co.uk
Submitted: October 21, 2015 at 17:32

Hi, My name is Frank Brown

I am, like many, searching my family history, which stems back to the Village of Leigh-on-Mendip.
It is my intention to visit there in a couple on months.  But, I was wondering if there is anyone left
in the village with long distance ties to the following people who lived and married in the village.

James Rabbits (Snr), married, Hannah Huntley on 19 April 1774
James Cabbot, married, Margaret Savage on 19 June 1791
James Rabbits (Jnr), married, Sarah Cabbel in June 1813
James Kite, married, Ann Rabbits on 10 Jun 1833.   Ann was the daughter of James and Sarah
they lived at 83 Broadway in From according to the 1881 Census.

All Marriages took place in St Giles Church.   Would be great to meet up and chat..

Name: Dave George

E-Mail: davemg78"at"yahoo.com
Submitted: September 20, 2012 at 09:34

Say hi to Toby Jug, Am (Starduster) now Fm uk81 and RSGB.
Also mention Anne Watson of Radstock IT (about 1999). I'm still in touch with Linda Ettinger.
73 (best wishes)

Name: Thomas Finniear

E-Mail: thomas.finniear"at"wanadoo.fr
Submitted: August 26, 2012 at 17:02

My family come from Leigh upon Mendip. The surname is Finniear. We have traced the family back to the to William Finniear who was apprentice to Mr Clark King who is named on the bell. We have had difficulty with finding the Baptism in the church records which we need as positive proof that he was the son of William Finniear who is named on the bell. William Finniear married P Gane in Shepton Mallet on December the 24th 1765. He continued to live in the village until he died. His son George was a constable and a shoe maker in the village. One of George's sons, Frederick, married Mary Season .They were my greatgrand parents. They moved to Wales at a later date. My father knew his grandfather but his grandmother had died at the age of 46 years. Thank you.

Name: Dr Gill Odolphie

E-Mail: Gill"at"earthsciencecentre.org.uk
Submitted: April 23, 2012 at 13:37

We are putting together the history of quarrying on the Mendip Hills in a project called Quarry Faces, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the quarries. www.quarryfaces.org.uk. This is a plea for people in Leigh On Mendip with memories of working in local quarries in the past. If you know of anyone, you might want to pass this on too. Please contact me if you have memories or photographs that we can collect to help us put together local quarrying history.

We plan to use Leigh on Mendip Primary School children to help us interview some people about their memories. So if you would like to be involved in that part of the project I would like to hear from you. We are hoping to get this done before the school Summer holidays, so please contact me asap.

Hoping you can help…..

Dr Gill Odolphie
Somerset Earth Science Centre

                       Name: Mike Lewis

E-Mail: mikelewis237"at"tiscali.co.uk
Submitted: January 6, 2011 at 11:24

Can you please put me in touch with any member/members  of the 'LEWIS, family of Leigh on Mendip or alternately someone can e-mail me.
My reason for asking is that I am researching my LEWIS family from Frome Somerset and feel that there could be a family connection in some way with the J.O.LEWIS family.
My third Great Grandfather a William Lewis ( 1755 - 1839) who was a Tailor at Whittox Lane Frome in 1816 the year after John Lewis founded his Butchery business in the Town.

William married a Rachel Plaice at St. Johns in Frome in 1816 and there was one son Samuel ( my second Great Grandfather) who was baptised at St. Johns in 1819.
In 2009 I joined FTDNA and was tested up to and including 67 markers to try to find other members of my Lewis family from Frome.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Name: Jason Rowe

E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: August 17, 2010 at 11:26

Just dropped by to look at this site - amazing. I grew up in the village in the 70s with my Mum and Dad (Carol and Bill) and my sister Hilary. We lived at Park Hayes, almost by old post office.

My Gran owned the big house opposite the pub back then. I remember lots of people by first name - Nigel, Darren, Tim and a few others I cannot recall, went to school with Colin Rabbits who lived down the bottom of the village and we attended the Jnr School.

Any people still there from the 70s?

Name: Mike Lewis

E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: August 3, 2010 at 16:45

My Great Grandparents William & Rachel Lewis (1755 - 1839) ( Tailor) lived at Whittox Lane Frome in 1816.
Could William have been related to John & Elizabeth Lewis ( Butcher's 1815-1946) in Frome.
Any ideas please.

August 5, 2010 at 14:01
Could someone please advise me if the John Lewis (Tailor) who married a Martha Gratewood on the 5th October 1816 at St. John's Frome and who lived at Whttox Lane is related in any way to John Lewis( Farmer) of Leigh on Mendip and who established a Butchery business in Frome 1815-1946.
 (Send any replies to Guestbook as Mike did not leave his email address!)

Name: Chris Jones

E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: June 4, 2010 at 13:15

Hello, this is for Sue Winch just in case she didn't get my email to her (refers to Guest Book entry on September 22, 2008) .  As a Biggs desendant can someone tell me more about Soho Farm and does it exist today? Also are there still any Biggs in the area or did they all move down to S.Wales to find work in mines and ironworks?

Name: Ian Phelps

E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: January 27, 2010 at 0:19

We`ve just increased the population of Leigh by one with the safe arrival of  son number 3, Logan Phelps !!!!
I predict that within 15 years the surname of Leigh On Mendip football team will mainly end in Phelps!!


Name: Hannah Bilk

E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: January 26, 2010 at 13:51

I live in the Village-Amboseli-and love it!
The Website is great.
By the way....I'm only 11!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Sue Jones

E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: December 28, 2009 at 4:59

I am wondering if Martin Shepherd stills lives in the village as I am trying to contact his parents Maureen & Jeff Shepherd formally of Culverhill, Frome.  His mother sends me cards at Christmas however leaves no address on the envelope!  Would dearly like to make contact with them.  (Send a reply to Guestbook as Sue did not leave her email address!)

Name: Jan Scarborough
E-Mail: jan666"at"live.co.uk
Submitted: November 21, 2009 at 22:29

Beautiful village, friendly people, must visit again very soon .

Name: Karl Martin
E-Mail: Karlmartin"at"fsmail.net
Submitted: August 24, 2009 at 15:51

Hi Ian & Connie (Phelps). I am glad that you are both well and still in the village. Ian I do remember putting rice in our .177 pistols what great fun.  I can remember that you had a pigeon as well, how funny.  Is the quarry still there?  We used to play in it all the time. What a great way to be brought up. I will come back and visit one of these days and go for a beer in the Bell.  Karl

Name: Connie Warder (nee Phelps)
E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: August 8, 2009 at 12:24

Hey bruv (Ian Phelps).  What you doing on this interweb thingy?!!
I've already posted before so I'll keep it short and sweet.
Lots of fond memories of the old village.  Nice to see that lots of the same people are still about from when I lived there.
Hopefully moving back.......one day.
Be nice to be home again :-)
Oh also, a big hello to all that have posted that may remember me.  I remember a lot of you so just wanted to say 'Coo ee!!!'

Name: Ian Phelps (resident)
E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: July 31, 2009 at 0:08

Yes Karl Martin, I remember you very well. Do you remember playing with our .177 air pistols using uncooked rice as ammunition ??? PAINFULL!!  My girlfriend (now my wife) lived in Soho Farmhouse years after you left so I had a lot of fond memories everytime I visited her .
I have lived in Leigh for most of my life and have been living at Bellfield for the last 4 years with my wife and 2 sons.
We went to OZ for a year 1999-2000  and couldn't believe how much we missed sleepy little Leigh whilst we were away !!!!!
If my boys grow up having had as much outdoor fun as we had when we were growing up then I'll be happy,  all the best m8!   Phelpsy

Name: Robert Green
E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: July 29, 2009 at 15:52

I am a gt gt grandson of John & Martha Green who are buried in Leigh churchyard with 5 of their children. Anyone who are decendants please contact me on 01963 31732 many thanks rg.

Name: Mark Preedy
E-Mail: thepreed"at"hotmail.co.uk
Submitted: May 21, 2009 at 20:22

I've lived in Leigh all my life & still do now, wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Could do with more amenities though....

Name: Clive and Sharon Hoskin
E-Mail: not provided
Submitted: March 14, 2009 at 18:09

We've lived in West Wiltshire for over 20 years and visited your village for the first time today.  What a pleasure it was as we enjoyed a drink at the pub and a stroll around the village.  We shall return !

Name: Jill Burgess
E-Mail:  jburgess22"at"tiscali.co.uk   (eml  address added 19 March 09)
Submitted: February 13, 2009 at 12:30

Does Pauline Gillard still live in the village? I would like to get in touch as I am looking for her brother Terry.
I have very fond memories of sitting in the Bell Tower one New Year's Eve watching the bell ringers ringing in the new year, in the early eighties.
Any information would be most welcome, or please pass on my email address to her if appropriate.

Name: Bill Grimshaw
E-Mail: bill33"at"talktalk.net
Submitted: February 8, 2009 at 19:39

 Does anyone know the whereabouts of Pauline and Robert Scott who lived at Cliveone Leigh Street? I know it is their Golden Wedding anniversary in April but do not know the date.

Name: Mike (Gould) Beecroft
E-Mail: not provided  
Submitted: February 3, 2009 at 17:47

I lived in the village until 1982 (Oak Cottage & Townsend Farm) and would love to see recently taken photos looking at my old home and also the rest of the village,ie old post office, primary school, wood yard, church etc. even some of the recent snowy weather.
I still remember the lane down the side of Oak Cottage when the snow drifted in 78 and we dug tunnels along the lane. If someone could kindly add photos to the gallery then that would be great for both me and any other ex LoM'S. Thanks for reading Mike
(Snowy pictures coming up shortly - Webmaster)

Name: Karl Martin
E-Mail: karlmartin"at"fsmail.net
Submitted: December 10, 2008 at 13:49

 Hi to anyone who might remember (Karl Martin). I have good memories playing in Leigh on Mendip as a kid and working in the pub for over 10 years for the Jacksons. We lived at Soho Farm House and later in Mells, I use to know a lot of the locals in the pub and had many friends including, the Preddys, Gillards, Phelps and lots more.  If you do remember me feel free to email me on karlmartin"at"fsmail.net or I am also on facebook, I am in London now and married with a daughter and very happy.  Karl

Name: Carolyn Wiggins
E-Mail: carolynmwiggins"at"googlemail.com
Submitted: September 28, 2008 at 20:36

 I am a decendant of the Green family who lost 4 children within a couple of weeks in July 1840. I will be interested to find out more.

Name:  Susan Winch
E-Mail: suelwinch"at"aol.com
Submitted: September 22, 2008 at 14:17

Looking for any descendants of the following old Leigh families:


Also, the Biggs lived at Soho Farm - loved the story about how it got its name.  I wonder if anyone has any photos of the place they may be able to share?

Sue Winch

Name: Lisa
Submitted: September 10, 2008 at 11:28

My nan and grandad are the proud people to be running the Bell Inn (Joan and Glenn)  my mother is the chef and personally her food is the best, but that is my opinion. I have such fun being there, the people are the kindest and the most pleasing people. Thank you for the looking after of my family.

Name: Andy Cornell
Submitted: June 11, 2008 at 13:09
Enjoyed reading the History of Leigh on Mendip.
The family living in Temple House Farm in 1851 were the Turner family. The head of the household at that time was William Turner, my Great-Great-Great Grandfather.
I'd be very interested in any information that anyone might have about the Turners, or the Plaister family who also lived in Leigh on Mendip at the same time. William's daughter, Mary (my Gt x 2 Grandmother) married Henry Plaister (my Gt x2 Grandfather).


Name: Horace Toogood
E-Mail: horace"at"ferncrt.fsnet.co.uk
Submitted: February 18, 2008 at 11:12
Interested in my ancestors the Lewis family of Leigh and Downhead (Green Farm).  Any information appreciated.

Name: Liam Gallagher
Submitted: February 13, 2008 at 19:05
Nice village.. Came down to Longleat with the kids.. Reminds me of Ireland back when I was a Kid.. Cheers.


Name: Linda Hurle
E-Mail: LindaHurle"at"googlemail.com
Submitted: November 8, 2007 at 10:20
Does anyone know if the families by the name of Earle who lived in Leigh on Mendip in the 19th century (and earlier) are connected to the Hurle families from West Cranmore?

My gt gt grandfather, William Hurle, married Nancy Jones in Leigh on Mendip in 1825. It was witnessed by John Earle. I have seen from the Parish Registers that there were a number of people with the name of Earle in Leigh.

Would also mention that some of the Parish Registers, for marriages, are online.


Name: Glenn Baron
Submitted: October 12, 2007 at 23:44
Our leaving the village to move abroad is totally unconnected with Ernie's impending visit. Honest.
It's been wonderful living here for the last 22 years. When we arrived our children were just toddlers and now they're fine young adults.
It isn't possible to summarise what an excellent place this is and how good the people are. Suffice to say we'll be back to say hello and get in a round at The Bell.
Bye for now ...


Name: Ernie Thomas
Submitted: September 22, 2007 at 14:14
We used to live in Jasmine Cottage, (where the Smiths are now).
I'm now in south-west France, a small village called St. Pardoux-la-Riviere.
Ruth is childrens' librarian for Maidenhead, and Wendy is still supporting people with psychological problems in Liverpool.
I really enjoy contacting your site.  Thank you for all the information.
I shall be back for a few days in October, with my 2CV and beret!
I hope I'll be able to meet a lot of you then.
I'll probably be in The Bell

Regards,   Ernie Thomas


Name: Dan Mears
Submitted: September 7, 2007 at 20:22
Hi, Dan here. Look forward to my stall at the fete 2008. It will not be a game, but it will be a lot more interesting. Lets just say it's full of wind...


Name: Sveta
Submitted: September 1, 2007 at 8:27
This site is really superb!!! Thank you for your work! Good Luck.


Name: Demetri
Submitted: August 31, 2007 at 10:51
Very interesting and beautiful site. It is a lot of full information. Thanks.


Name: Britney
Submitted: July 24, 2007 at 19:40
I enjoy your site very much! THANK YOU


Name: Connie Warder (nee Phelps)
Submitted: May 25, 2007 at 14:29
Wow! Leigh on the net!!
I moved to Leigh in '82 (Parkhayes) and lived there until 2000. Mum and Stepdad still live there now.
They were on the committee at the cricket club and I remember many a drunken night staggering back from there (them not me!!)
Happy memories. Childhood crushes (you know who you are!!!)
Would be nice if the village had a bit more going on in it. For the kids.
I remember quite a few families there from my younger days.
Eg: Whitmarsh,Griffen,Plummer,Edge,Beacham,Vine, Hodges(I think everyone knew Frank??!!),Cowler, Smith,Perkins(haha my parents!!)Portingale, Young,Preedy,Gillard,Rabbits,Brock and a few others!!! Phew. Nice to have that trip down memory lane. Thank you! Be nice to see a few more pics of the village soon?


Name: Jersey
Submitted: February 19, 2007 at 3:38
I like it and the background and colors make it easy to read.


Name: Mike Gould
E-Mail: mikebee"at"talktalk.net
Submitted: February 18, 2007 at 17:57
I lived in LoM 1968 to 1982.  I lived in Oak Cottage.  Big house between the old garage and Townsend Farm. This was at the other end of the village from the school.
I went to school at Frome College and had left at 16 to move to Oldham.


Name: Alexis
Submitted: February 9, 2007 at 15:26
Hello, I just wanted to say you have a very informative site which really made me think, Thanks! ...thanks very much! Have a nice Day!


Name: Helen Banham
Submitted: January 25, 2007 at 14:56
I believe that a great, great uncle of mine, George Henry Banting, was head teacher at the church school in Leigh from the 1860's. He married a local girl, Emily Lane in 1865. I would love to know more about him, can anybody help please?


Name: Wendy Futcher/Harris
not given
Submitted: January 9, 2007 at 2:55
I lived in Leigh-on -Mendip in the 1940s.
We had the post office when it was opposite the church.....those bell practices on Wednesday evenings...think it was wednesday...just wondering if there is anyone still there that I might have known....like to hear from anyone if interested...........Wendy.

Name: Donna Ashman
Submitted: November 6, 2006 at 19:07
My ancestors are from Leigh around 1811 and owned the Timber yard. If anyone can give me any further info it would be appreciated as I am compiling a family tree and this is very interesting to me.

Name: Dennis Hill
Submitted: October 5, 2006 at 12:11
Evacuated to Leigh-on -Mendip 1940-1942.

Name: Gemma
g 1 b1"at"hotmail
Submitted: October 2, 2006 at 14:05
I am looking for some history on my family that lived in mendip and wondered if the church would have any information?

Name: Richard

Submitted: September 24, 2006 at 21:47

You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it.


Name: Heather Tucker
Submitted: September 21, 2006 at 12:27
I am trying to find more information on my great grandfather George Wilcox who was born in the village in 1859.  The family were farmers.  He married Alice Higgs of Wedmore and later moved and farmed in Frampton on Severn and Churchdown.

I would be very grateful for any information about the family.


Name: Reg Denning

Submitted: August 21, 2006 at 16:52
A great new discovery (for me it is anyway).


Name: Mr.Honson

Submitted: July 22, 2006 at 12:57
I wish that there was more activities going on in the village for kids/teenagers. I grew up in Leigh and I know how boring it can be. What about using the club house that is situated in the rec for activities?  It is a way to bring people in. 
(Excellent idea - see what's happening with the Community Activity Project! - Webmaster)


Name: Lyn Hodgson
E-Mail: bounty"at"netspeed.com.au 
Submitted: July 21, 2006 at 18:01
RICH. I am researching the name Rich of "Townsend' Stokes Lane Leigh On Mendip. They lived there in the early 1800's. Anyone else interested in the name RICH. Lyn


Name: Chad
not given
June 22, 2006 at 17:04
Your site is very informative, interesting and a certain daily visit for critical weather information. Thank you. 
(Not sure where you found the weather!!! - Webmaster)


Name: Fran
not given
Submitted: May 24, 2006 at 22:16
I wish that there was more activities going on in the village for kids/teenagers. I grew up in Leigh and I know how boring it can be. What about using the club house that is situated in the rec for activities?  It is a way to bring people in.


Name: Joan
not given
Submitted: May 21, 2006 at 16:28
Comments:  Does anybody know if Mr and Mrs Johnson still like in Leigh-on-Mendip? I lived here 6 years ago and have since been living in Australia for the last 4 years and have lost touch with the Johnsons.  If anyone knows if they are still living here please let me know as I am returning to the UK in 6 months and would very much like to get in contact with them.


Name: Megan Ashwell -Edge
E-Mail: meganedge"at"hotmail.co.uk
Submitted: May 5, 2006 at 18:13
Comments:  hi im megan im 12 years old i think the village is rubbish nothing to do wish there was sumthing to do if u have msn add me please any way im goin now bye bye xxxxxxxxxx megz xxxxxxxxx

Thanks for your thoughts.  If you have some ideas about what you want in the village, so it's not rubbish, have a chat with your friends and come up with some suggestions. There's a group of people looking to start something up (Parish Plan) and there will soon be a questionnaire to find out what we want in the village.  Details of a meeting about this is on the village website ("Whats On" 12th May). There will also be another meeting specifically with the youthful people like you who I'm sure will have lots of ideas. Keep up the pressure! -Webmaster

Name: Enid Jones
E-Mail: enid.jones"at"virgin.net
Submitted: April 8, 2006 at 19:50
Comments:  Looking for any info regarding the family of DORE / DOOR all lived in and around Leigh on Mendip.  I live in the north of Scotland and any info would be of great help.
You all live in a lovely part of the world.


Name: Shirley  Ross
E-Mail: bjross_sr"at"yahoo.ca 
Submitted: April 5, 2006 at 19:29
Comments:  I am looking for information on my grandfather Mark Rabbits who was born in Leigh-on-Mendip. His father was Henry Rabbits.  Mark came to Canada in 1913 and he had a letter of recommendation from F.C. Green, the letterhead was Moon's Hill Farm.  Mark was born around 1879.  I am also interested in the name F.C. Green.  Any information would be appreciated.   Thank You.


Name: Paul
E-Mail: lynfamaeer"at"hotmail.com  
Submitted: March 28, 2006 at 22:22
Comments:  I am searching for any information relating to William Ellery, born approx 1844 in Leigh on Mendip or Frome.  He came to work in the docks in Cardiff living in Roath.  William married Mary Elger (not sure) and had a son George Ellery who was born in Frome, who married Mary  Leahy in Cardiff in 1903.   Many thanks.


Name: Evelyn Withey
E-Mail: bw007d9949"at"blueyonder.co.uk 
Submitted: March 9, 2006 at 11:16
Comments:  What a discovery, and a delight your website was !  I lived in Yew Tree Cottage Tadhill in 1946 -1953 and then moved to The School House (Garden Cottage now).  Mum - Mrs. Charlier - was headmistress there for some 20 plus years.   Any memories folk ??  There are numerous mentions in your Guestbook that had my thoughts working overtime.  I am married to Brian Withey, (Grandson of "Auntie Fan" Ashman) and we still live in Frome.   What a way to find "Old" friends.


Name: Susann
E-Mail: suhoff123"at"yahoo.de 
Submitted: February 22, 2006 at 23:01
Comments:  Very informative site.


Name: Angela Williams
E-Mail: angelawilliams1959"at"lycos.co.uk 
Submitted: February 21, 2006 at 22:51
Comments:  Hello, I am also looking for a George Tincknell/Tinknell, born around 1845, son of William and Charlotte. Possibly living in Latchum or Theale, Wedmore in 1851. Brother of William, John, Sarah Ann, Jane and John, and Matthew.  Any information would be invaluable. Thank you.


Name: Megan Ashwell-Edge
E-Mail: meganedge"at"hotmail.co.uk 
Submitted: February 19, 2006 at 19:53
Comments:  I live in the village "at" the mo and wish there was something for the kids to do like a youth club or more interesting things in the park. I am 11 if anyone wants to email me or add me to msn.  (I hope you will be able to put some ideas into the Parish Plan and help to make something happen! - Webmaster ) 


Name: Lucy Howard nee Green
E-Mail: lhow124"at"yahoo.co.uk
Submitted: January 18, 2006 at 12:49
Comments:  My family came from Leigh on Mendip. There is a tombstone in the churchyard recording the deaths of 5 of the children of John and Martha Green in 1840. One of their surviving children William was my great, great grandfather. I am trying to trace further family members but am stuck at this time. I cannot find records of the baptism of John Green or his wife Martha Coles who was born in Mells. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Charlie Mitchell
E-Mail: tracey.mitchell2"at"tesco.net
Submitted: January 15, 2006 at 15:10
Comments: We would like a youth club in the village or I would love to get in touch with kids my age 12.
I am interested in horses by the way. Please email me.


Name: Joseph Alger
E-Mail: denrn"at"btintenet.com
Submitted: January 10, 2006 at 2:09
Comments: My brother, sister and I were evacuated to Leigh during 2nd World War. We stayed at Cottles Farm with Silas and Annie Cottle, a childless couple.  I got on so well with them they wanted to adopt me!  Anyone remember "Bluebell" the cow?  Or when Joe English lost his teeth playing cricket? or Mr Cox, or the choir, or Gladys Rabbit (my first love ha ha), or the vicar throwing pennies to us in the school playground?  Any comments would be appreciated.


Name: Jayson Rowe
E-Mail: jayson_rowe"at"yahoo.co.uk
Submitted: January 9, 2006 at 10:38
Comments: Are any of the people me or my sister Hilary grew up with still living in the village? We lived at 1 Park Hayes.We left around 1978.
I have passed through a few times and our parents (Bill and Carol) said they have seen a few old faces recently.
When we lived in the Village many things still existed such as the Post Office, The Co-op shop at the bottom, Knowles Garage opposite the school and a village taxi service (if I remember correct). The big wood yard (all houses now) :-() well it looked big to a little boy looking through the Jnr School railings.
And my biggest memories are playing on the farms and of course trying to help on all the nearby farms during haymaking season (a right bunch of little bumpkins).
Anyone still around drop a line and say hello.

Name: Sue Winch
E-Mail: suelwinch"at"aol.com
Submitted: January 8, 2006 at 15:34
Comments: Family History:
Great site, first of all!
Looking for other descendants of the following families:
Thank you
Sue Winch

Name: Sue Winch
E-Mail: suelwinch"at"aol.com
Submitted: January 6, 2006 at 14:55
Comments: Please could you tell me who I might be able to contact about family history and Leigh, or the history of the village.  Many of my ancestors came from Leigh on Mendip, Coleford, and Kilmersdon.  (Biggs/Ashman among them).  My earliest, Andrew Biggs, died in the workhouse in Leigh - I would be grateful if anyone could tell me about that building, and where it stood in the village. 
Many thanks for your time
Sue Winch
Combe St. Nicholas

Name: Ross Webber
E-Mail: webber"at"northrock.bm 
Submitted: November 7, 2005 at 20:48
Comments: It was great to stumble on this site. My family used to live at 2 Bellfield (from the early seventies till the late nineties).
We are now in Bermuda.
I haven't been back for about 5 years and I'm really pining for a decent pint of 6X.

Name: Charles Alger
E-Mail: chas.mal"at"virgin.net
Submitted: April 19, 2005 at 23:27
Comments: Does anyone know of where I may be able to find bed and breakfast in or near the village,when I will be paying a short visit (2to3 days) later in the year?  I was an evacuee in the 1946's and now aged 74yrs and would love to relive some wonderful memories of those days.  Thanking you.  Charles Alger

Name:Linda Hurle
Submitted: March 30, 2005 at 15:44
Comments: I am researching my family tree as some of my ancestors came from Leigh on Mendip.  My gt gt grandmother was Nancy Jones born 1801 in Leigh on Mendip.  She was sometimes called Ann.  Also the family are associated with the Stock line by marriage.  Charles Stock born Leigh on Mendip in 1850.

Name:Charlie Mitchell
E-Mail: tracey.mitchell90"at"tesco.net
Submitted: March 27, 2005 at 16:16
Comments: Hi. I would like to hear from anyone in the village that's my age and is interested in horses. Oh and by the way I am 11 years old. Please email me

Name:Mallam Guyman
E-Mail: onyeguy"at"naija.com
Submitted: March 27, 2005 at 15:20
Comments: This is a very good site but I would have preferred it if I lived in the village.

Name:Mike Beecroft ( Gould )
E-Mail: mbee007"at"fsmail.net
Submitted: February 24, 2005 at 19:43
Comments: I lived at Oak Cottage until 1982, when I left, aged 16. I moved to Oldham. It has been 23 years since I moved, but it is nice to see the web page, updates, photo's etc. It is nice to log on and remember things.

Name:Sally Sadler
E-Mail: sally.sadler"at"tesco.net
Submitted: February 23, 2005 at 21:59
Comments: Hi, I've just been looking at the site and the history section in particular; I see my great great great grandfather gets a mention as the keeper of the toll booth at Soho. He was Charles Keyford and during my family history research I came across the Keyford family who originate from Leigh. His occupation on the 1871 census is described as 'Keeper - Highway Road' - now I know what that means! I'd love to know if anybody else has any knowledge of the Keyfords. Really nice site by the way, must visit the village!

Name:Brenda Buys
E-Mail: b.w.buys"at"amtelecom.net
Submitted: February 23, 2005 at 16:33
Comments: I understand that I may have relatives coming from Leigh on Mendip. The only name I have is Mark Ashman. He immigrated to Canada. He settled around 1857 in West Nissouri Township, Middlesex County in Ontario, Canada. I also have info that he came from Scotland. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also a Frank Ashman from England. Thanks

Name:John Spears
E-Mail: john.spears"at"comcast.net
Submitted: January 31, 2005 at 7:24
Comments: I have found out that my ancestor William Spears was born 1773 in LYE Somerset. He arrived in Sydney Australia in 1800 on the ship "Erle Cornwallis". No, he wasn't a convict. Has anyone come across any records etc?  Cheers


Name: Carol Martin
E-Mail: caroljm5358"at"yahoo.co.uk
Submitted: January 14, 2005 at 12:10
Comments: Its been interesting reading through people's messages. I am doing my family tree. The Dennings lived in Leigh and one day I hope to visit the churches to see where they are buried.


Name: Adrian H
E-Mail: keddyus"at"yahoo.com 
Submitted: December 31, 2004 at 9:50
Comments: My heart is there.


Name: Donald Horace Puzey
E-Mail: don"at"puzey46.fstnet.co.uk
Submitted: December 20, 2004 at 17:58
Comments: Hopefully trying to trace my ancestors.


Name: Christine & Alan Singleton
E-Mail: chrisalan.singleton"at"tesco.net
Submitted: November 18, 2004 at 18:16
Comments: Just heard about this Website and thought we would like to see it.

Name: John Edwards
E-Mail: jedw418287"at"aol.com
Submitted: November 12, 2004 at 15:25
Comments: A very interesting web site full of information about your wonderful village would like to visit one day.........
I wonder if some one could help me, I am researching my family history (ARMYTAGE ) and I have a puzzle on the 1851 Census return which shows.
Thomas Armytage Hd aged 33 Brn Colchester Essex
Rachell Armytage Wife aged 32 Brn Llanagaran Monmouthshire
Sarah Ann Armytage Dau aged 6 brn Stapleton Somerset
Thomas Armytage son aged 4 brn Leigh Somerset
Maria Armytage Dau aged 2 brn Leigh Somerset
William Henry Armytage son age 6mths brn MARY LEIGH Somerset.
could some tell me if Leigh and Mary Leigh are the same place? am I on the right track and do any Armytages live in the village at the present time, any information would be appreciated.
John Edwards

Name: Janine Wakefield
E-Mail: j.wakefield"at"bigpond.com
Submitted: October 27, 2004 at 7:13
Comments: Seeking any other relatives or information on the STOCK or DENNING families. Joseph STOCK and Mary Ann DENNING emigrated to Australia in 1849. Joseph's parents were Doctor STOCK and Lydia PERRY. Mary Ann's parents were Joseph DENNING and Susanna ASHMAN married on 31 Dec 1820 in L-on-M.

Name: James Staddon
E-Mail: jimmyboyscooter"at"aol.com
Submitted: September 21, 2004 at 14:15
Comments:  Hi its james staddon, i moved from leigh in 1997 (to weymouth) and i was wandering if ne of my old friends used this website. me and my family built park house, park hayes. cheers.

Name: Heather Smith
E-Mail: heather.smith8"at"virgin.net 
Submitted: August 29, 2004 at 10:37
Comments: I have searched the site for a Family History Society without any success. I am hoping that you may be able to put me in touch with someone as I am an old age pensioner and live in Yorkshire I cannot get down to Somerset
My Daniel Cornish married Mary Ann Ashman at Leigh Upon Mendip on the 13th November 1826. Most of their thirteen children were baptised there according to my records. I do not have any marriages or death records for any of them at all?
Luke Cornish baptised 11th October 1835 when the family were living at Downhead is not listed on the 1841 census or 1851 census he may have been buried in the church grounds between 1835 and 1838.
Do you know If is there any remaining families of Cornish or Ashman descent in the area interested in family history or any one who is willing to assist me to locate my family and Luke's final resting place, please? I will pay for the research.
All the best
Heather Smith in West Yorkshire

Name: robert puzey
E-Mail: robert"at"puzey.fsworld.co.uk 
Submitted: August 24, 2004 at 14:26
Comments: can any of your contacts help please. now I am retired I have writing about quarries in somerset for the local museum, (no charge) for use with children.
Have any one details of any quarry, in somerset, have pictures or stories that can be recorded for future children use. would be greatful for any assistance. full credit will of course be given if information used.
Lastly I thought your web site was very good, it helps people to understand and help other people
Thank you

Name: Jesse Mitchell
E-Mail: jesse_the_hardman"at"hotmail.com 
Submitted: November 20, 2003 at 05:20
Comments: !IMPORTANT NOTICE! has anyone come across an m16 sub machine gun while walking their dog lately? i was on a stroll in the park when i fear that the weapon fell off my harness and on to the grass somewhere in the park. i fear a toddler or young villager has found the gun due to the rising number of dead rabbits i have come across. any information will be greatly appreciated. many thanks Jesse(The lone ranger) Mitchell.

Name: Toby Mitchell
E-Mail: tracey.mitchell2"at"tesco.net 
Submitted: June 26, 2004 at 13:36
Comments: the website is like the village boring.
there is nothing for the kids to do.

Name: Linda Saunders

E-Mail: snowdrop2654"at"aol.co 
Submitted: May 8, 2004 at 15:40
Comments: I enjoyed your site, especially the history piece.  Like a few others who have visited the village I am interested in family history and am researching the name Ashman/Aaishman in the period between 1600 - 1800. Also areas - Hals Wood & Rafter Wood which may be somewhere near Coleford.

Name: Pauline Baillie
E-Mail: rpbaill"at"mts.net 
Submitted: March 11, 2004 at 21:46
Comments: I was delighted to find your website. I have been living in Canada since 1966 and my maiden name is Ashman and the family was from Leigh on Mendip. My great-great Grandfather was Thomas Ashman who founded Messrs. Thomas Ashman and Co., his son, also Thomas born 1844 in Leigh also was in the business and ran it after his father's death. His brother Charles was also in the business.   My great-grandfather Thomas married Clara Frederica Parsons Tilke, born Stratton 1863, and my grandfather, Wilfred born 1889, was the last in our branch of the family to be born in Leigh.
Now that I have found your wonderful site I will revisit it many times.
Thank you.
Pauline - Manitoba, Canada

Name: Sandi McGinnis
E-Mail: mcginnis"at"arn.net 
Submitted: February 16, 2004 at 23:35
Comments: Good to find your website! I believe that I have a connection to L-on-M as on my great great grandfather's parish record of his wedding it lists Zebedee Padfield, gentleman of L-on-M as his father. From several sources it looks like this Zebedee was probably the son of Thomas Padfield with other sons being Samuel, Jeremiah, Isaac Thomas and a daughter Martha Padfield Emery. I am looking for information on my great great grandfather, George Tincknell b. abt 1823 and married at St Mary's in Wedmore on 22 July 1843 to Betsey Roper, daughter of Hugh Jane Roper. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Sandi McGinnis

Name: Ernie.Thomas, Jasmine.Cottage
E-Mail: ernie.thomas"at"nhs.net 
Submitted: February 4, 2004 at 14:12
Comments: Thank you for your efforts in coordinating the campaign to get Leigh on the broadband network.
I contacted BT this morning to be told that the connection will take place on 5th May this year.
Well done!

Name: Rosemary Greville, Cheltenham
E-Mail: rosemary"at"greville.fsworld.co.uk 
Submitted: February 3, 2004 at 17:50
Comments: Lived in village my first 18 years (maiden name West). I found the History fascinating, it brought back memories of my childhood and school days. My ancestors had lived in LOM for generations but sadly no more my father, Arthur, being the last. Keep up the good work!

Name: Robert J. Botsford
E-Mail: r.botsford"at"att.net 
Submitted: January 27, 2004 at 13:31
Comments: My ancestors (Warr, Sims, Grey, Holly) came from this area 1700-1800.  Now I can learn many interesting things about the area they lived in.

Name: Sarah Middle
E-Mail: travellingbumpkin"at"hotmail.com 
Submitted: November 20, 2003 at 05:20
Comments: My Gran currently lives in The Firs and has done for the past 30 years.  A lovely village, in fact my brother has moved all around the country and has settled in Leigh with his wife, and new child. 

Name: Andrew Hamblin 
E-Mail: julesmendip"at"aol.com 
Submitted: November 6, 2003 at 12:43
Comments: This web site is alright but I think it should have a photo of the whole village {if you have one, send it in - Webmaster} 

Name: elizabeth tolmie 
Submitted: November 5, 2003 at 15:11
Comments: I'm lookin for sister Amiee Tolmie I havent seen her since christmas 2000 and I miss her so much if u know were she is write back on this site      thanx x x x x x x x 

Name: c.e.alger 
E-Mail: chas.mal"at"virgin.net 
Submitted: October 27, 2003 at 23:06
Comments:  I was evacuated to L.o.M with my elder sister and brother in the 1940s.
My sister stayed with Mr & Mrs Cox at Tadhill while my brother and myself stayed with
Mrs Ida Berry and her daughter Philis and son Cuthbert also of Tadhill.
We had to collect the milk for the school from farmer Jim Perkins each morning
on the way to school, boy oh boy was there a strong wind blowing in main road some mornings.
Speaking for myself I have a few fond memories of my time at Leigh.
Is there a more up to date Web page? {There is now !! - Webmaster}
Best wishes to all.

Name: Jayson Rowe
E-Mail: snaffler.bootz"at"virgin.net 
Submitted: October 11th, 2003 at 01:08
Comments: WOW Leigh-on-Mendip has it's own web site this is cool I was born here and lived here all my younger years until I went to Oakfield Middle School in the late 70s uggh feel old now...IS anyone left I remember let me think, Darren & Nigel Plumber, The Prandys who I used to ask for old sarnys from when they finished work,Nigel Blacksmith,Simon Radford met him a while ago,Well if any of you original LOM villagers remember Carol,Bill,Jayson or Hilary please email me say HI lets catch up for a beer...be warned you may not recognise me..Im hairy older and responsible LOL

Name: Daniella
Submitted: September 23rd, 2003 at 14:38
Comments: My friend Andrew lives in Leigh-on-Mendip and hopefully I can one day make the long trip across the pond from America to visit!

Name: Christopher Walker
E-Mail: chris.walker"at"physics.org 
Submitted: September 18th, 2003 at 09:10
Comments: For anybody interested in the genealogy of people living in Leigh on Mendip, my brother has typed up the 1841 Census for the village. Details can be found at the web site:

Name: Shirley Ross
E-Mail: sb_ross"at"yahoo.com 
Submitted: July 24th, 2003 at 01:04
Comments: My grandfather was born in Leigh-on-Mendip.  I am looking for information on Moons Hill Farm in 1913

Name: Hannah Bristow 
Submitted: July 21st, 2003 at 09:55
Comments: hmmmmmmm...i think the village would be good if there was something to do!!!!!!!!

Name: Helen and Wendy Purkiss 
E-Mail: wendy.clayton"at"ntlworld.com  
Submitted: June 29th, 2003 at 15:39
Comments: Me and my sister are looking for any other sisters or family. We would be grateful if you could contact us if you know anything about our family 

Name: Jessica Jeanes
Submitted: April 24, 2003 at 18:16
Comments: Very helpful with information on history of church, shame there
aren't more pictures of the village.

Name: Mike Beecroft ( Gould )
Submitted: April 20, 2003 at 19:54
Comments: Nice to see the webpage , this has brought back many memories


Name: Amy Davidson
Submitted: April 18, 2003 at 20:07
Comments: Its really strange to see the place that i grew up in and the
village that seems to have been in a time worpe on the web! the site
needs updating though as its seriously slow.
all round though, jolly good show i say.....ummm
{Good point - normal service has now been resumed - Nov 2004 -Webmaster}


Name: Amy Jane
Submitted: March 17, 2003 at 16:14
Comments: Have had a very happy time in the village soon to be moving
after 8 years lovely place in the summer will miss it very much!!!!

Name: charlie mitchell
E-Mail: www.tracey.mitchell7"at"btopenworld.com
Submitted: March 14, 2003 at 19:58
Comments: hi there
i am looking for someone in the village to give me riding lessons or if
not just to help with a horse and get to meet some new friends my age.
oh and by the way i am 9 years old.

Name: Roger Brugge
E-Mail: brugge"at"met.rdg.ac.uk
Submitted: February 5, 2003 at 14:02
Comments: Are you interested in making weather observations, or in using
weather data. If so, the Climatological Observers Link would like to
hear from you. Find out more about us at
We have been providing monthly weather summaries and other data for over
30 years now - and are always keen to find new observers.

Name: Bill and Ben
Submitted: January 26, 2003 at 14:40
Comments: We think that the site is splendid and we think it would be
good if there was actually something to do in the village!!!

Name: Mike B
Submitted:  January 19, 2003 at 18:20
Comments: A very lovely village , many happy memories until early 80's .

Name: Bev Farthing
E-Mail: bevfarthing"at"hotmail.com
Submitted: January 16, 2003 at 14:50
Comments: I'm tracing my family tree my gt gt gt grandfather Henry
Rabbits was born in the village c 1835 He married Louisa Parfit they had
11 (known) children. Any info anyone has about Henry's parents/siblings
and where in the village they lived would be great

Name: Alan Davis
E-Mail: alanericdavis"at"hotmail.com
Submitted: January 14, 2003 at 22:53
Comments: Excellent website - We hold our Somerset Light Infantry
reunion lunches and Ladies Dinner Nights in The Bell, Leigh on Mendip -
Andrew & Liz Jackson & staff are very friendly and welcoming - they put
themselves out to make your 'event' a success
  - scarce in most English hostelries today! - The service is excellent
and the 'natives' very friendly  - and it has 'atmosphere'  I wonder if
the fact that Andrew's father (former landlord) was Purser on board the
QE 2!!? We hope to patronise The Bell for many years to come! 

Long may it be!!

Name: ernie thomas
E-Mail: ernie.thomas"at"cnwl.nhs.uk
Submitted: January 11, 2003 at 17:05
Comments: Ther's a carved stone bench behind the pub.  When is it going
to be sited so that we can USE IT and celebrate the millenium? (a bit
I'm glad I found the web-site.
'Thinks'  What we need is a list of house names with residents. It could
help those poor delivery men, who say, 'I know it's the name of a


Name: Joseph Alger 
Submitted: November 9, 2002 at 10:50
Comments: I was evacuated to Leigh-on-mendip during the war If anyone remembers me please drop me a line Comments:

Name: terry mayes 
E-Mail: terry.mayes"at"btopenworld.com  
Submitted: August 20, 2002 at 17:06
Comments: Is there anyone in your village/town enthusiastically interested in the weather or recording weather data? I am Editor of WEATHER OBSERVERS NETWORK, a monthly weather bulletin, which began nearly three years ago. We currently publish data and text from around 150 sites in UK and Abroad, and we would welcome more sites. We are a friendly, non-profit making organisation. For further details contact myself Terry Mayes, 9 Grayling Drive, Colchester, Essex CO4 3EN, phone/fax no 01206 868982 anytime, or email terry.mayes"at"btopenworld.com. 

Name: Ruth Joyce & James Henry 
E-Mail: henryjn2"at"xtra.co.nz  
Submitted: August 10, 2002 at 10:46 
Comments: We are researching our family tree. Both our mothers (twins) were born at Manor Farm in 1919 to William and Elsie (nee Stott) Osborne. Their other children were Clem, Olive, Mary, Margaret & Joan (twins, Harold & Norah (twins), Linda, Betty & John. William & Elsie later moved to Manor Farm in Curry Mallet. Would appreciate any information that anyone has regarding our family. Loved your photo gallery, gave us an insight to our heritage. 

Name: Adam Marable 
E-Mail: amsoft"at"lycos.co.uk  
Submitted: May 8, 2002 at 13:50
Comments: Nice website...but does anyone actually use it!? 

Name: Brian Peters
E-Mail: b.peters2"at"ntlworld.com 
Submitted: May 4, 2002 at 21:10
Comments: It was lovely to find your site, it brought back a lot of happy memories. I live in Wales and always have, as a child in the 40s and early 50s. My parents and I would have our holidays in Leigh-on-Mendip. We would stay with my uncle and aunt at The Firs, which if my memory is right was next to the vicarage. It was wonderful to be in the countryside after living in a mining area. 

Name: Debora Moyer
E-Mail: kspj5775"at"charter.net  
Submitted: April 20, 2002 at 17:54
Comments: My grandmother, Mildred Gaston, was born in Leigh-on-Mendip around 1896. Her parents were Elizabeth Norman Gaston and Albert Gaston. He may have been with the police. Hope to visit there one day.

Name: George Jane 
E-Mail: george"at"school.net  
Submitted: April 16, 2002 at 13:39
Comments: I live opasit the church 

Name: Polly Streather 
E-Mail: bpp"at"enterprise.net  
Submitted: April 14, 2002 at 9:26
Comments: Hello there My Name is Polly, I am nearly 8 and will be moving to the village very soon. We are moving to what is called Leigh House but Mum and Dad want to change the name back to The Old Vicarage. See you soon! 

Name: Darren Finniear 
E-Mail: p2000"at"blueyonder.co.uk  
Submitted: October 7, 2001 at 18:37
Comments: My family resided in L-o-M C1780. If anyone knows any further info I would be interested. 

Submitted: September 21, 2001 at 15:53

Name: Paul and Eve Knowles
E-Mail: P.E.D.KNOWLES"at"freeserve.com  
Submitted: September 9, 2001 at 15:20
Comments: Enjoyed the history! Who was the writer, M.E.A? What a boozy lot they used to be, it seems as if there must have been a pub every few yards! Does anyone know any more about what went on in Pitten Street? There are so many old walls, it was obviously a substantial holding at one time. 

Name: Bob Booth
E-Mail: bob.booth"at"btinternet.com 
Submitted: August 9, 2001 at 11:04
Comments: I discovered Leigh on Mendip whilst researching my partner's family tree. One of her ancestors was Henry C Ashman, christened in L 0 M in 1825. He was a plumber who moved to London with his wife Winifred and daughter Alice. Nice site, now we must visit the village. 

Name: Hugh Issett of wetterfield.com 
E-Mail: admin"at"wetterfield.com  
Submitted: July 29, 2001 at 22:26
Comments: Lovely piece of village webbery. Great name for a village too. Do take a peek at http://www.wetterfield.com if you have time. 

Name: michelle loosemore 
E-Mail: fluffycatmatuk"at"yahoo.co.uk 
Submitted: April 5, 2001 at 6:58
Comments: As living very close to the villiage i found that this site was very interesting, and lets people know what it is like to live in a small community. 

Name: Thomas Colin Finniear 
E-Mail: c"at"finniearc.freeserve.co.uk  
Submitted: March 8, 2001 at 22:01
Comments: My family origionally came from Leigh on Mendip.I discovered that the family were mainly cordwainers.My branch of the family came and settle in The Rhondda Valley in the late 1800's.Discovered your web site when searching for other members of my familly and came across an inscription on your bell,rehung in 1910 with an inscription Treble Mr CLARK KNG&MRWM FINNIEAR CH W 1757 

Name: Jack McDonald
E-Mail: mcdon31"at"hotmail.com 
Submitted: December 28, 2000 at 18:56
Comments: The village of Leigh-on-Mendip website brings back happy memories of days long ago 

Name: nicola loten 
E-Mail: lotennj"at"cf.ac.uk  
Submitted: November 30, 2000 at 13:08
Comments: i think it's v. good, but an aerial photo would be fab so i could show my friends where i live!

Name: Cllr. K. D. Johnson (Colehill Parish Council) 
E-Mail: webmaster"at"colehill-dorset.org.uk 
Submitted: November 26, 2000 at 17:05
Comments: Yours is one of the best Parish Council / Community websites I have come across. 

Name: Anne Watson 
E-Mail: frome50"at"cheerful.com 
Submitted: November 6, 2000 at 14:57
Comments: An excellent site. Makes me want to move there. I'll have to pop over for a visit soon. 

Submitted: August 25, 2000 at 17:26

Name: Daniel Bristow 
E-Mail: danie"at"bristowhome.fsnet.co.uk  
Submitted: June 25, 2000 at 18:00
Comments: Yes i'm back, still feel this site is ok but I think it would be nice if the site would include a photo of Leigh on Mendip today. Also it would be nice if it would include a list of residents who live in the village. I'd also like 2 advertise my gardening hobby: if ne1 in the village is in need of a little help around the garden then contact me. 

Name: Glenn Baron (Leigh resident)
E-Mail: gbaron"at"dial.pipex.com  
Submitted: June 21, 2000 at 15:37
Comments: Very nice site indeed. An aerial photo or two would make it even better.

Name: John Wilkinson 
E-Mail: john.wilkinson"at"excite.com 
Submitted: June 15, 2000 at 8:42
Comments: ashes are in St.Giles grounds. Arthur & Ivy both passed away in the 1980's. My mum recalls that (during WW2) she spent most of her time in the care of a lady who had spent her whole life in Leigh. This lady she refers to only as "Gran Day"; her cooking is especially fondly remembered! I would love to hear from anybody who knows of Gran Day. John Wilkinson. 

Name: John Wilkinson 
E-Mail: john.wilkinson"at"excite.com  
Submitted: June 15, 2000 at 8:40
Comments: Mrs Barrett. This was still the case when I used to go and visit Leigh in the 1970's; at this time there was a nextdoor neighbour called Gladys Baldock.(Anybody remember this lady?) Jack + Ivy (siblings) told me that the cottage had been in the family since the time of the English Civil War. Jack and Mrs Barrett both died in the 1970's and Arthur & Ivy Bryant, sold Virg. 

Name: Richard and Sylvia Healey
E-Mail: rdhealey"at"ukonline.co.uk  
Submitted: May 15, 2000 at 21:10
Comments: A very interesting website for us, as we left the village 17 years ago after living there for ten years - so best wishes to anyone reading this who remembers us! 

Name: Martin Witt
E-Mail: m.witt"at"reading.ac.uk  
Submitted: April 14, 2000 at 6:26
Comments: I have visited the web site before and it is the same as before in most cases when is it going to change. I am a resident for Reading Single Homeless Project in Reading in Berkshire. We are about to start are own web site, hopefully are web site will be different each month. 

Name: Mike Davies 
E-Mail: mike.davies14"at"virgin.net  
Submitted: March 31, 2000 at 21:37
Comments: I have just started to research my family history - many of whom originate from the area around Frome, and in particular Leigh-on-Mendip. It is nice to have a website to give me a clearer understanding of what life was like in the locality. I am particularly interested in families with the surnames Rossiter, Lane and Padfield. 

Name: Brian Latto 
E-Mail: brian"at"brianstuart.freeserve.co.uk  
Submitted: March 23, 2000 at 21:21
Comments: A good site. What do you think of forming a 'Webring' of as many villages and towns who have websites in the East Mendips or maybe Somerset? Try my website, detailing past and present times in the village of Wanstrow, on the A359 for those who have never heard of it! www.wanstrow-somerset.co.uk 

Name: Rosine and Drew Houston 
E-Mail: RosineHouston"at"tinyworld.co.uk  
Submitted: March 7, 2000 at 15:52
Comments: As we are new to the village, this website is marvellous for our relatives and friends worldwide to get to know the village in which we live. Well done the community website.

Name: Norman Apsey 
E-Mail: norm"at"hazgrove.screaming.net  
Submitted: January 22, 2000 at 13:50
Comments: Nice site. When we visit Aly and John next time we will explore some of the sites mentioned in the parish history. 

Name: Daniel Bristow 
E-Mail: DBristow"at"leigh-on-mendip.org.uk  
Submitted: October 15, 1999 at 18:04
Comments: This site is quite good but it would be better if it had more on the growth and development of the village. I am carrying out a project on Leigh  on Mendip so more information would be greatful. 

Name: Ian Wright 
E-Mail: iwright"at"mail.newcastle.edu.au  
Submitted: September 26, 1999 at 10:14
Comments: Had to visit from Down under just to see my father's name in cyberspace! 

Name: David Pattison 
E-Mail: david.pattison"at"virgin.net  
Submitted: July 24, 1999 at 17:14
Comments: Brilliant, and getting better all the time. 

Name: Lynnsay and Neil Dulley 
E-Mail: neilynns"at"farmersweekly.net  
Submitted: July 11, 1999 at 8:41
Comments: So pleased to see that our village, of which we are very proud, has its' own website for all the world to visit! 

Name: Bekki Stobbart 
E-Mail: bekki"at"stobbartp.freeserve.co.uk  
Submitted: July 10, 1999 at 17:25
Comments: I loved the village fate! My dog won a rosette in every class she entered! 

Name: Andy Hendra 
E-Mail: production"at"mccloud.co.uk 
Submitted: July 9, 1999 at 11:09
Comments: We want one!!! (talking to webmaster) 

Name: Mr. Martin Witt 
E-Mail: martin"at"martinlaker.swinternet.co.uk  
Submitted: July 4, 1999 at 13:48
Comments: Web Site very good.

Name: Steve & Sue Reed
Submitted: June 25, 1999 at 20:43
Comments: memories 

Name: Richard Stone 
E-Mail: sugarclick"at"talk21.com  
Submitted: June 21, 1999 at 13:58
Comments: This is a very good site but I would have preferred it if I lived in the village! 

Name: Thomas Turner (webmaster) 
E-mail: webmaster"at"leigh-on-mendip.org.uk  
Submitted: June 03, 1999 at 20:04
Comments: New guestbook please sign it. 

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