Mr Leslie Lodge part (1)
Lesie was a much loved man, and greatly respected by all those who knew him. He was a man of integrity and honour; a gentle, thoughtful and considerate man. Always more concerned for the welfare of others than his own. In matters involving his own self-discipline, however he had an inflexible will and would not allow anyone or anything to deflect him from what he conceived to be his duty.
Leslie lived in Wilburton for almost the whole of his life; he loved village people and he took a lively interest in everything to do with a history of the locality. He had amassed a wealth of information concerning its history. He was widely read and his main interest being religion, archaeology and history.
His life centred in the chapel. A devout Christian he always regarded playing chapel organ as his vocation. Sacred music and, especially the hymns, were his great love. He told me he first started Playing the organ in church at the age of 11 and there was nothing in the world which brought him so much happiness as leading the congregation in the singing of God’s praises. For many years Leslie’s father was superintendent of the Sunday school and later Leslie served this church as a deacon and in this, as in all things responsibilities very seriously.