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High Street Chapel - A chapel was built in the High Street just north of the junction with Clarence Street; it served until 1864, with the Cliff Town Church being built in the following year.

British School opened in the High Street.

Whale Washed Up - A whale, 34 feet in length, was stranded in Leigh Marsh. Another 12 feet longer was found on Foulness sands in 1826 and towed by barge to Leigh.


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