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Leighton (Tre’llai) is a small village near Welshpool in Montgomeryshire. It is set around the Leighton Farm Estate which is the best example of a Victorian model farm in Wales.

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We love Leighton Community Primary school because…

‘Leighton Community Primary School has a new tree that needs your help to gather some leaves! In the hallway of the Village Hall, a huge bare tree has been painted onto the display area. The school would like members of the community to write a message on a green leaf and stick it on the tree. Read more…

Article about Leighton’s most famous export

Parks & Gardens UK (who describe themselves as: the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens) have written a very interesting blog post about Leighton’s most famous export – the Leylandii tree. Entitled Almost everyone’s least favourite tree… it’s an fascinating read and there are some great images of the Leighton Estate Hall in its heyday.

Fraser Jones invites Villagers for an informal Q&A meeting

Fraser Jones would like to invite the people of Leighton Village to the Leighton Village Hall on Thursday 11th of September 2014 at 7:30 pm, for an informal question and answer session regarding the Lower Leighton Farm expansion.

New Yoga Class starting 11th September in Leighton Village Hall

Leighton Village Show 2014

The History of the Naylor Family of Leighton Hall

  The Naylor wealth came from a Liverpool banking concern, Leyland and Bullins, which was started up by Thomas Leyland who, it is said, had three ambitions:  To make a fortune – which he did several times over; To become Lord Mayor of Liverpool – he became Mayor three times; To found a dynasty – Read more…

Leighton Village Show 2013

Back by popular demand! Leighton Village Show will run this year at the later date of Saturday 21st September on the same field by kind permission of Jean and James Potter. As part of our on-going fundraising, we will be holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 22nd June in the Village Hall from 10am to noon. Entry Read more…

Church Bells at Holy Trinity

Bell-ringers at Leighton were originally paid £6 per annum for announcing the imminence of services at Holy Trinity Church. John Naylor, who built the Hall, farms and church, paid the ringers for their services and when he died his family continued with these payments until 1950. That’s 95 years without a rise! There are six Read more…

Town Hall Clock – Adoxa moschatellina

This tiny wild perennial has lime green flowers less than 4″ high in April and early May and grows in semi-shade in the Churchyard. The flowers are in a cluster on a very slender stem, the top flower faces upwards to the sky, and the remaining four face sideways to north, south, east, and west Read more…

Things to do with kids in Leighton

Before to moving to Leighton 7 years ago, we had lived in London for 11 years. Needless to say when we did move up here, it was a bit of a culture shock! We didn’t have a clue where was good to eat out, where there were cinema clubs, theatres, good pubs etc etc. Fastforward 2 years and Read more…

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