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

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

    He was the tallest man in the world at the time...9ft 3inches!
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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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    Smile Re Hale Village!

    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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    Alan Gibbs & Donna Goodyear.

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    6 Church End, Hale Village, Liverpool, Merseyside L24 4AX Tel. 0151 4252954 Fax. 0151 4255538
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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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