Thursday, 4 March 2010
Friday town shoot out
This Friday Town Shoot out, remembrance is chosen by Chef E.
Did you know a giant stands just five minutes up the road from me? This is a true story, so grab a cuppa and delve into the world of giants.
The above wooden carved statue is in remembrance of John Middleton, who grew to a staggering height of nine foot three!
People throw coins around his grave and wish for good luck and happiness. I think I have threw in about twenty quids worth now, in thanks of course, haha. His statue stands near the entrance to the gorgeous lighthouse, in which I am so very fond of.
His statue is carved out of the old elm tree where he is quite the impressive sight
He holds the light house always with him, I like to think in the dark of night he awakes and lights his hurricane lamp light house and takes a midnight stroll!
His fierce shadow looms across to the church and graveyard in which he was buried.
He lived in the town in a wee thatched cottage
Which might have been slightly uncomfortable at times for him!For more info on the Childe of Hale in Liverpool press here and to get involved on Friday town shoot outs press here!
I also love going to the see the giants because I just know my mum would have loved it too and I do it in remembrance of her and I always keep her near.