Dr Plot’s Lesser Known Leek!

2015-07-05 14.09.38Dr Plot wrote about Leek’s infamous Double Sunset in 1686 in his book The Natural History Of Stafford-shire. On the eve of The Double Sunset the sun appears to set then rise and finally set again, the double sunset! You can read more about it here: Leek Double Sunset by Mike Oates

As part of the monthly Totally Locally Leek Sunday Supplement on July 5th 2015, the first Dr Plot’s Lesser Known Leek was held. With a number of workshops for all ages the day celebrated the things that Leek should be famous for but isn’t – for various reasons. Time has passed by, things get forgotten or never really talked about.

Some of the themes were the world famous Arthurian poem, Gawain & The Green Knight. The poem’s author is anonymous but is considered to be a monk from nearby Dieulacres Abbey with the climax of the story at Lud’s Church in the Roaches, Dr Plot’s Double Sunset, Horrible Hats of History celebrating some of Leek’s famous hat wearing residents or invaders – The Jacobite invaders of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Army, Napoleponic prisoners of war and Victorian Stovepipe hats, the Human Loom celebrating Leek’s rich weaving heritage and a parade with a recital and reenactment of Gawain & The Green Knight.

The folks behind Dr Plot’s Lesser Known Leek are planning to be back in 2016 with even more fun and workshops for all ages! – check back for more details.

 

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Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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Leek's Indoor Market @ The Butter Market | England | United Kingdom
Leek’s indoor Victorian Butter Market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4pm with 20 traditional traders including fresh fruit and vegetables, quality butcher, fresh fish, a farm shop, home accessories, gifts, ladies[...]
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8:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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Leek's Indoor Market @ The Butter Market | England | United Kingdom
Leek’s indoor Victorian Butter Market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4pm with 20 traditional traders including fresh fruit and vegetables, quality butcher, fresh fish, a farm shop, home accessories, gifts, ladies[...]
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Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
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8:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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Leek's Indoor Market @ The Butter Market | England | United Kingdom
Leek’s indoor Victorian Butter Market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4pm with 20 traditional traders including fresh fruit and vegetables, quality butcher, fresh fish, a farm shop, home accessories, gifts, ladies[...]
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
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Leek’s traditional Wednesday outdoor market is well worth a visit enjoying over forty stalls, selling a wide variety including local food stalls, homewares and clothing. The stalls trail through the town centre mingling with the[...]
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8:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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Leek’s indoor Victorian Butter Market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4pm with 20 traditional traders including fresh fruit and vegetables, quality butcher, fresh fish, a farm shop, home accessories, gifts, ladies[...]
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8:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Leek's Indoor Market @ The Butter Market | England | United Kingdom
Leek’s indoor Victorian Butter Market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4pm with 20 traditional traders including fresh fruit and vegetables, quality butcher, fresh fish, a farm shop, home accessories, gifts, ladies[...]
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Nov 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestEmailPrint
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10:30 am Sunday Supplement @ Leek Town Centre
Sunday Supplement @ Leek Town Centre
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The Sunday Supplement is Totally Locally Leek’s award winning Sunday Market, held on the first Sunday of each month. With 80 stalls of locally produced artisan products from photography, art, jewellery, glass work, clothing and[...]
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8:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
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Leek's Indoor Market @ The Butter Market | England | United Kingdom
Leek’s indoor Victorian Butter Market is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 4pm with 20 traditional traders including fresh fruit and vegetables, quality butcher, fresh fish, a farm shop, home accessories, gifts, ladies[...]