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Fairhurst Hall


Fairhurst Hall. 1906.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 1074
Fairhurst Hall. Scanned from an old postcard. Postally used 1906.

Steve Gibson identified the location of this hall, thanks. It is in Parbold, see, search for Parbold, Fairhurst Hall is shown just north-west of Parbold.

Comment by: family member of former owner of Fairhurst Hall on 11th September 2008 at 19:53

The elevation on the right (with the front door) had been demolished beyond the right side of the door by 1967. The front door had been repositioned in the centre of the left elevation.

Comment by: Steve Fairhurst on 27th January 2010 at 23:13

Many thanks for the post. As a "Fairhurst", can I ask whether the Hall is named after a family of a place?

Comment by: Karina Fairhurst on 14th March 2010 at 15:41

The fairhurst name originates from Parbold meaning "A fair grop of trees " So these may be our ancestors .

Comment by: anthony travis on 13th July 2010 at 18:09

The "newer" section of the house on the right was demolished by Dr Tom Rigg in the early 1950s. In the 1960s and 70s the full time gardener was a retired coal miner called Matthew Fairhurst. This was a coincidence that lead to many funny moments when visitors passing by would ask after the owner,who was George Travis and who frequently looked more like a gardener when he dressed for outside work, Matt would say that he was Mr Fairhurst. he and George Travis would enjoy the joke and simply carry on labouring until it was time for lunch or dinner when the guest would discover he was eating with the man he had thought was the gardener.

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