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Lawns ‘N’ Leaves


From giving blooms a boost to getting lawns luscious or even designing and constructing the garden of your dreams, Bebington-based Lawns ‘N’ Leaves is your local specialist in garden maintenance and landscaping.


The firm has built up a widely respected reputation for its quality and reliable services with many of its customers coming from word of mouth recommendations. Run by Matthew Holden, Lawns ‘N’ Leaves offers an extensive range of all year round regular and one-off garden services for domestic and commercial customers.


Leighton Court Country Club


Many local residents will have fond memories of Leighton Court Country Club in Neston. Former employees recently arranged a reunion some 30 years after it closed.


For those who were too young to remember Leighton Court, ‘The Court’ as it was called was situated on the corner of Buggen Lane and Leighton Road in Neston. This was one of the famous Wirral night spots during the late 60s and the disco era of the 70s. Many people in their fifties today met their future wives or husbands in Leighton Court, some now living as far away as New Zealand and California.


Dave Wakeham Originally built as a country home in the 1800s


the club had a cocktail bar, a restaurant, a large disco called ‘Miranda’s’ to the rear and a downstairs disco called ‘The Tudor’. There was an illuminated ‘Studio 54’ style dance floor, open log fire in the cocktail bar and upstairs was a video games room. The first computer games such as Space Invaders were played there. It was certainly a fascinating old house. Many famous local and national DJs played there, David Hamilton,


Pete Price, Terry Lennaine, Dave Eastwood and resident DJ Dave Wakeham to name a few. Dave Wakeham’s disc jockey career took off at the Leighton Court back in 1979. Soon after Dave pursued a professional disc jockey career, which took him all over the world until he eventually settled in Hamburg, Germany. On returning for a short break back to the Wirral, Dave bumped into Jennifer Clough. Jennifer was a secretary of Leighton Court by day and Bar Manager by night. The idea of a reunion after 30 years was discussed. Over a period of six months and through the powers of the Internet and Facebook, Jennifer together with Eddie Dillon (former doorman) and former door manager Eric Black created a chain of events which lead to a reunion involving over 250 former members and friends. With the help of top radio DJ Terry Lennaine, the location of Port Sunlight Social Club was chosen. The Leighton Court reunion took place on the 24th March. Dave Wakeham flew in from Hamburg for the occasion and Terry Lennaine and Dave played a mix of good quality club music from that era. With a fantastic light show it was the perfect party – lots of old friends met for the first time in almost 30 years. Ticket sales helped raise money for Claire House. The next party is already planned for later this year.


20 HESWALL MAGAZINE • JUNE 2012


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