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Arley Hall   Views: 1203
Gate House   Comments: 2
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29831  
Gate House

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  The old gate house to Arley Hall, now the home of Wigan Golf Club.  

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Comments by Poet, 31st October 2017  
I think a gruesome Halloween tale could accompany those creaking gates. A pickled egg for the best yarn.

Comments by TD,., 3rd November 2017  
Poet: Doubt this story will qualify for the generous prize, but it appears a former owner of the Arley Hall James Gidlow, appeared in court in 1854, according to the Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury.

16th December 1854, Page: 3, Column: 4

Miscellaneous News
Two coal owners at Wigan, Messrs James and Thomas Gidlow, and their manager, Daniel Battersby, have been committed for trial at the Liverpool Assizes, on a charge of drowning, or filling with water, certain mines belonging to the Earl of Balcarres.

Believe James was also on trial at the same time for allegedly assaulting a woman, who may have been taking water from his well. Verdict: Not Guilty on all counts for James, his brother Thomas and their manager Mr Battersby.

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