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Derby Street Leek
Leek U3A Home Page
Leek U3A aptly plays an important part of Leek market town's social scene. We are a happy and very vibrant U3A who enjoy ‘Learning, Laughing and Living’!
This is Derby Street, our main shopping street, off which other streets radiate, including our lovely Market Square.
Leek is a market town in Staffordshire, on the River Churnet is about 10 miles (15 km) NE of Stoke-on-Trent.
- In 1207 King John granted Ranulph de Blondeville 6th Earl of Chester, the right to hold a our current weekly Wednesday market and an annual seven-day fair in Leek.
- In 1214 this ancient borough was granted its royal charter and is now the administrative centre for the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
Leek's coat of arms is made up of a Saltire Shield. On the top is the Staffordshire Knot, either side is the famous Leek "Double Sunset" and below a gold garb. The crest is a mural crown with three Mulberry leaves on a Mount of Heather, on top of which a Moorcock is resting his claw on a small-weave Shuttle. The motto 'ARTE FAVENTE NIL DESPERANDUM' translates to: 'Our skill assisting us, we have no cause for despair.'