Tag Archives: The Stonnall Mysteries

Local hero part three: The Lost Lanes of Stonnall

Top amateur historian Julian Ward-Davies has dropped me a line to point out that his latest work, entitled ‘The Lost Lanes of Stonnall’ is now online. Julian, as regular readers will recall, is the hugely talented, dedicated author, geek and … Continue reading

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Tree roots

Here’s a brief enquiry for the landscape historians amongst us. I’m preparing the ground for a post about the Sire Oak – not the pub, but the tree itself. Cut down and lost in the late Victorian era, this arboreal … Continue reading

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Calling Stonnall history buffs…

Julian Ward-Davies sent me mail today to point out that he’d updated some of the material in his remarkable  paper ‘The Stonnall Mysteries‘. Hi Bob For some time, I have been considering the whereabouts of the original Swan Inn, which … Continue reading

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The lost post of Stonnall

Way back in the mists of time, top reader and contributor Steve Hickman asked a question about when I thought the Chester Road was diverted from Stonnall Village. I started researching a reply, but in the interim, top amateur landscape … Continue reading

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