Lions event to replace the Old Leigh Regatta

Tony Prior, left, in Old Leigh High Street

Tony Prior, left, in Old Leigh High Street

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A NEW event will be held in place of the cancelled Old Leigh Regatta.

The Lions Club of Leigh have confirmed a one-day community event will replace the regatta, which was scheduled for the weekend of September 13 and 14.

The event will feature many of the same attractions at the original regatta, such as live music, boat races and the Salvation Army band.

Old Leigh Regatta, which was set for its 41st year, had previously been held to raise money for the Leigh Scout community, but the Lions Club’s new Leigh Regatta will be run for the benefit of the whole community.

Tony Prior, chairman of the club’s activities committee, said: “We would be interested to hear from any individual volunteers or local businesses or organisations prepared to offer their services.”

The club has support from traders in the old town as well as Southend Borough and Leigh Town councils.

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9:18am Mon 4 Aug 14

The King of Southend says...

A Leigh tattoo festival would be more in sympathy with the jewel in Essex's crown.
A Leigh tattoo festival would be more in sympathy with the jewel in Essex's crown. The King of Southend
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9:39am Mon 4 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

the unwanted riff raff, heading there in droves, will care not what it's rebranded as..... still just a day out on the p1ss as far as they're concerned....
the unwanted riff raff, heading there in droves, will care not what it's rebranded as..... still just a day out on the p1ss as far as they're concerned.... pembury53
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9:40am Mon 4 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

So why not just call it the old leigh Regatta then if its still going ahead, still got the same things in by the sounds of it and probably a few more, bet ya life the pubs are at the forefront as they rake in the most cash on the day, makes you laugh that the Old one didn't get going this year but the 'new' one is planned and going ahead, a bit of publicity and getting wateringholes in on it is key.
So why not just call it the old leigh Regatta then if its still going ahead, still got the same things in by the sounds of it and probably a few more, bet ya life the pubs are at the forefront as they rake in the most cash on the day, makes you laugh that the Old one didn't get going this year but the 'new' one is planned and going ahead, a bit of publicity and getting wateringholes in on it is key. Robin Reliant
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3:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

John Right says...

Rubbish...
Rubbish... John Right
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3:30pm Mon 4 Aug 14

cheeky_chappy says...

Thats the bar manager of the Peter Boat on the right, they have obviously bumped up some cash in to the pot to run the day otherwise they will lose out on a full manic day takings!
Thats the bar manager of the Peter Boat on the right, they have obviously bumped up some cash in to the pot to run the day otherwise they will lose out on a full manic day takings! cheeky_chappy
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3:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

cheeky_chappy wrote:
Thats the bar manager of the Peter Boat on the right, they have obviously bumped up some cash in to the pot to run the day otherwise they will lose out on a full manic day takings!
that bar manager used to be in the hamlet court, and was much better than the clown that replaced him...... I mean what sort of idiot turns the sound off when the football is on ?
[quote][p][bold]cheeky_chappy[/bold] wrote: Thats the bar manager of the Peter Boat on the right, they have obviously bumped up some cash in to the pot to run the day otherwise they will lose out on a full manic day takings![/p][/quote]that bar manager used to be in the hamlet court, and was much better than the clown that replaced him...... I mean what sort of idiot turns the sound off when the football is on ? pembury53
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