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.


  1. Oh what a wonderful post! I almost posted my daughters cat collection, and my mom's salt shaker collection, but went in another direction, an ADD trait I possess!

    I love the history claire, love it!

  2. What a fascinating story! I would love to see this statue in reality although you have done a great job of capturing the images. Great remembrance.

  3. That was very interesting. It is grand to see and hear stories and pictures from other places. Place I will probably never get to see. Thanks for a great post.

  4. I liked this very much. a real giant among men and you managed to stick with the MY Town theme and give a personal rememberance at the same time. Really nice.

  5. What a fantastic choice for FSO! I'll definitely have to check this out. Great job!

  6. Awww hon that was wonderful..I just got kinda stuck on this one. I didn't have enought time to give it justice and I have so few old family pics..I love what you did. Hugs to you hon! Love, Sarah

  7. Something in my blog for you tomorrow...