Do you know the history of where you live?

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Katie Mellish

UK

#1 Feb 5, 2013
I live in Middleton which is between Manchester and Rochdale the name Middleton comes from Old English meaning Middle town.I live in a farmhouse that was built in 1860 my home was built on the site of an even older farmhouse that was built in 1790 and burned down in 1858 with the loss of four lives.That farmhouse was built on the site of a medeaval hall that was built around 1480-1490.My home is also built on the site of a battlefield a battle took place here during the civil war,even to this day farmers still plough up cannon balls and musket balls from this battle.Me and my children have found musket balls buried on my land and my daughter last year found a medeaval gold Angel coin when playing in the soil outside.The first occupant of where i live shot and killed his wife then shot himself.Then in 1901 another occupant of this house murdered his wife he was later hanged.Now here is a strange twist, the man who murdered his wife was executed at HMP Manchester where i'work'.(how many people do you know live in a house where a murder was committed and work at the place of the murderers execution)Iam interested in all forms of history-local,national and international i love history,so i thought i would create a thread about local history i have lots to say and post on local history- in many ways local history is better than national history because local history is more personel in more ways than one.
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#2 Feb 23, 2013
KM: our daily has a reporter assigned to the pre inquiry re The Bounty and the tragedy which unfolded. We are getting daily updates from crew members being questioned about the scenario.. really sad ! As well- a fellow from here has just been released from Spanish prison system after being held 3 1/2 years for suspected cocaine smuggling on an old freighter which sailed from W. Indies. He had hired on over internet and signed on board as she set sail. Claims he new nothing about the drugs and was told the ship had been sold to a german who wanted it landed over there. His family has fought hard for him but lost home, vehicles, savings etc. He is a very personable and popular guy in the community - the stories of his treatment in Spanish system are leaking out--- thousands of canucks winter in Spain but I expect that no. will be greatly impacted..-small world- I hope to meet the guy in a few weeks as met his wife when she began her plea 3 years ago....

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Largelanguage

Mold, UK

#3 Feb 23, 2013
About nude boys swimming?
Rush

Columbus, NE

#4 Feb 23, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
About nude boys swimming?
What is the history of your moms basement?
Largelanguage

Mold, UK

#5 Feb 23, 2013
Rush wrote:
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What is the history of your moms basement?
Why so obsessed with this mommas basement nonsense?
coyote

Halifax, Canada

#6 Feb 23, 2013
Large- advice- start reading up about HMP so you will something about the history of where U will be living... jest an idea.....
Largelanguage

Mold, UK

#7 Feb 23, 2013
coyote wrote:
Large- advice- start reading up about HMP so you will something about the history of where U will be living... jest an idea.....
Maybe.

Since: Jan 13

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#8 Feb 23, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
About nude boys swimming?


Why so obsessed with nude boys swimming?
Largelanguage

Flint, UK

#11 Feb 25, 2013
Zuiko wrote:
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Why so obsessed with nude boys swimming?
Like yours?
Katie Mellish

Leigh, UK

#13 Feb 28, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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Like yours?
Up yours..V.

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