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Newly erected 3 metre bronze statue of the Childe Of Hale outside Hale Manor House. The Childe Of Hale, John Middleton was born here in 1578 and grew to be very tall. Legend has it that he was 9 feet 3 inches tall, but evidence taken from his bones and an impression of his hand indicate a height of 7 feet 9 inches. He was in any case a very tall man who worked at the nearby Speke Hall. He died in 1623. The statue has him looking towards his house, still standing a couple of hundred yards away. Picture taken 3.11 pm Thursday 16th May 2013.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION Model: NIKON D300
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 50 mm, Aperture: f 2, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/3200 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 16, 2013, 3:11 pm
ImageID:1174919, Image size: 1389 x 2000 pixels
Interesting information. I wonder if the "tall" gene was handed down to future generations? Why Childe of Hale?
Interesting bit of history to this shot
Hi Cathy, probably the term Childe refers to John Middleton being a son or child of the village. I don't know if he had any issue.
An interesting shot with good information
A great shot of this statue Rod, and thanks for the info too
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