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    John Middleton, the Childe of Hale (1578-1623)

    In 1578, the village of Hale, near the New Liverpool John Lennon Airport, John Middleton was born...


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    Here is the lovely little cottage where he lived in Hale.



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    A lovely part f the local area - cheers Paul. I often take a walk down to the lighthouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    A lovely part f the local area - cheers Paul. I often take a walk down to the lighthouse
    Next time you go Kev take your camera and share your pics with us.

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    Went to Halewood earlier.

    Shame I wasn't near Speke to go to Hale Village, but I was originally just going to Sainsbury's in Woolton and back. Then while riding out I was curious were the road with the Coach and horses pubs is on leads to so I rode down there and ended up in Halewood Village!

    Want to go to Hale next time.

    A two page article on the Childe of Hale written by someone who grew up around the outskirts around there on here.

    http://www.forteantimes.com/articles/187_childe1.shtml

    If he really was 9ft 3 inches then he's still the current tallest. other than that, bible tales had Goliath at 9ft 9.

    Wonder if the Wrestling story is true. Would rock to wrestle someone that tall and big.
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    Isn't it counted as Cheshire too, yet it's closer to Liverpool than places like Widnes and Runcorn.
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    It is Cheshire - part of Halton Borough Council, despite having an L24 postcode unlike Widnes/Runcorn which are WA.

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    Totally right SteH
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    It is Cheshire - part of Halton Borough Council, despite having an L24 postcode unlike Widnes/Runcorn which are WA.
    It's not more than 2 miles away from Speke and closet to Merseyside more than Cheshire and Halton, yet it's theirs!
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    Greeting all! Is it possible that you are mistaken about the correct location of Hale village? I know the area very well from 'long-ago'!! and I'm sure it was always part of the old 'Lancashire' county, before 'Merseyside; came into being! Also there is another 'Hale' which is in Cheshire!! somewhere near to Northwich I think. Max! dont tell me you did'nt stop for a drink in the 'Childe of Hale' pub when you were there!! Regards to all.

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    I googled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    Greeting all! Is it possible that you are mistaken about the correct location of Hale village? I know the area very well from 'long-ago'!! and I'm sure it was always part of the old 'Lancashire' county, before 'Merseyside; came into being!
    Totally correct. I used to go bike riding around there. It is virtually a part of Liverpool, like Bootle to Liverpool. The council has suceeded in getting a debate on a bigger city. Ideally Liverpool should incorporate Hale, all Knowsley and much of Sefton council areas, Ormskirk and all the North of the Wirral. They are all a part of the Liverpool socio/economic group. And also dropping very Lancashire St.Helens and Southport. There is suggestion of making all this titled Liverpool Bay.

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    Ain't been there yet Norm, might be going on the weekend on my bike.
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    Default Childe of Hale'

    "Enjoy the trip, and thr 'drink' Max!! and let me know if the 'Wellington Hotel" on the main rd, (just around the corner from Hale Village) is still there? I enjoyed many a dance there way back in the past!

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    Cool hello..

    hello Norm NZ, your post just came up on my screen, i take it you are awake while these Northern Hemisphere types are asleep..

    Lemmo...

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    Will post pics later.

    The Wellington is still there.

    The planes are so low around there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlemmon View Post
    hello Norm NZ, your post just came up on my screen, i take it you are awake while these Northern Hemisphere types are asleep..

    Lemmo...
    Hiya Lemmo! Yep, here in the southern hemisphere, so when i'm on the PC all our Liverpool mates are probably still asleep!! mind you! kev seems to keep some strange hours,! I think his wee kids keep him awake some nights I missed yesterday (Sunday) had a day out!! Regards NormNZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Will post pics later.

    The Wellington is still there.

    The planes are so low around there.
    "Thanks Max" Keep the head down, as you cycle down Hale Road!! Regards, NormNZ

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    Was some tough bike ride on the way back though.

    It was pissing down and I only wore a t-shirt and it was a 40 minute ride to Wavertree and traffic in speke and Garston is terrible on some parts. **** Pot holes.

    Like a ghetto further into Speke, but Hale's lovely and the air is nice to breath.

    For some reason, people throw pennies onto Middleton's grave and the church uses the money as upkeep.

    On the other side of the Mersey is Runcorn and Widnes and there ugly!

    Forgot to take a pic of the Hale Manor but got everything else thats relevant to look at.
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    Hi Max! You certainly took the 'long way' to Wavertree! You could have cut down Bailey's Lane to Halewood, carried on to Hunts Cross, past Woolton Village, then on Via Menlove Avenue to Allerton Rd, then up Church Rd and into Wavertree past the 'Coffee House' (Stopping on the way , for a 'quick bevy!) 'Sorry' It's the old taxi driver mentality coming out in me!!! But hope you enjoyed the ride anyway!!! Regards.

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    I was thinking about going that way but theres a direct road to it in Speke.
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    Smashing photos Max.

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    Brill Max, well played fella, sorry, I meant my Ninja friend

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    Thats all of em folks.
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    Might goo back in two weeks to a month maybe to take ones I missed or forgot.
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    Well done Max, those pics are great!

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    Nice pics max, keep them coming.
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