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


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


'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


Let's hope the next gathering is too.

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