DIARY: Stanbrook leys down the law as secretary of mystical society

Media industry stalwart Lionel Stanbrook is settling in nicely to his latest role as MD of law firm DLA's public affairs arm. But old habits die hard.

Last week saw Stanbrook - who joined DLA last month from his post as director-general of the Advertising Association - start preparations for a very different kind of contact programme.

Stanbrook began organising the next meeting of the Society of Ley Hunters, a body of enthusiasts for the mystical 'ancient straight-line patterns', which, it is claimed, are prevalent throughout the countryside.

Having served as the Society's PR man for several years and been a keen hunter of Ley lines for two decades, Stanbrook is now the body's secretary, and is in charge of its next meeting, in Bath in two months time.

'We hope to have 100 people there,' he tells Diary. The meeting will take the form of a traditional 'moot', where enthusiasts will talk freely about recent Ley line finds and how they felt about them.

Stanbrook, who thinks he has found half a dozen lines or more in his time, describes the feeling of discovering one as 'profoundly satisfying'.

Let's hope the next gathering is too.





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