Book about LGGS

6% of £3000 goal

My goal is to raise £3000 to research, write and self-publish a book about Leigh Girls' Grammar School to commemorate the centenary of the school on 2021 and to celebrate all the amazing women who taught and studied there.


I am a writer and creative writing tutor specialising in heritage based projects. My aim is to bring history to life to identify, celebrate and commemorate those who contributed to it and to make it more accessible to everyone. I am particularly keen to learn about and explore the role that women have played in the past and to make their stories more widely known. In 2018 I researched the history of Leigh Girls' Grammar School (LGGS) as part of the Leigh Grammar Schools Heritage Project (HF funded) and collected memories from ex-pupils and staff. Unfortunately, as a self-employed writer I have not yet been able to find the time to turn the research and notes into a book. I would like to do so in time for the 2021 centenary of the school as a tribute to Mrs Avis Freeman, former Biology teacher at the school and keeper of the flame for the LGGS Old Girls Association. The school played an important role in giving local working class girls an opportunity to study at a higher level and to achieve professional careers. The stories of the staff and their students deserve to be heard. For a donation of the price of a coffee or tea I will read 2 sides of A4 of your own creative writing and provide positive, constructive feedback and tips how to develop it, or how to turn basic family tree information into imaginative life stories.

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Once you have made your donation you can email me to arrange a deadline for receiving positive, constructive feedback and tips for how to develop your creative writing, and to turn basic family tree information into imaginative life stories.

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