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Good Fridays of yore at Leeswood White Gates"

White Gates, Leeswood Hall, Leeswood




A popular venue was the White Gates at Leeswood. Families near the south side and centre of Buckley crocodiled in never-ending groups down Padeswood Road towards the White Gates at Leeswood. Built by a vain land owner, George Wynne, in the eighteenth century, they emphasised the magnificence of his home, Padeswood Hall. This was situated about a quarter of a mile above. Here in a field, the water meadow, alongside the stream, they romped and chased gaily round the surroundings: paddling, fishing, kite flying, games, swinging as well as just mooching around and making eyes at each other. A happy, gregarious day was enjoyed by all.



Author: Bentley, James


Year = 1920

Event = Leisure

Gender = Mixed

Landscape = Cultivated

People = Group

Extra = Entertainment

Extra = Visual Arts

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