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#891029 - 31st Jul 2014 10:48am Eastham House
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Visited a friend there and would like to know its History if possible.
Lovely place with a nice garden and lots of old and unusual trees.
The wooden panels are all scenes from "Canterbury Tales"


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#891032 - 31st Jul 2014 11:00am Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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Derek, is this open to the public? looks great ...

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#891034 - 31st Jul 2014 11:13am Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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No
A friend lives there in an annexe, but he is very persuasive and if I ask him I'm sure if he asks the warden he could arrange a visit for a group.
Earlier this morning I asked him about whether it had cellars and he said yes (asked him to try to get me down there) - he had to go into them when a heating engineer came to fix something and wouldn't go down by himself because he'd seen a ghost so my friend went with him My friend is a reverend,very down to earth chap
The place is a sort of retirement home


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#891035 - 31st Jul 2014 11:17am Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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#891036 - 31st Jul 2014 11:20am Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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I googled it and came up with a Retirement Home..I would be up for a 'wiki' group visiting....looks fabulous the wood work ..a hidden gem...

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#891055 - 31st Jul 2014 1:55pm Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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I used to deliver there its a big place in Eastham village always been an old people home as far as I can remember prolly wealthy folks.

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#891057 - 31st Jul 2014 1:58pm Re: Eastham House [Re: missmahjong]
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Once described as having 22 rooms, Lodge and Back lodge, the lodge being for the coachman, the back lodge occupied by the gardener. In recent History its been owned by some interesting and perhaps colourful character's. Early 19th century it was owned by the Tobin family, around 1840/50 the former Lord Mayor of Liverpool, 1854, James Aspinall Tobin who describes himself as a Magistrate and African Merchant, more

http://british-miniatures2.blogspot.co.uk/2007/03/portrait-of-esther-watson-tobin.html

following his departure, 1890s, Eastham House was bought by Sir John Herbert Vernon, 2nd Baronet Vernon of Shotwick Park, Chester. Flour and Corn Merchant.
One of his sons, Herbert Douglas Vernon was killed in action 1916, Grenadier Guards, another, Humphrey Bagnell Vernon, Grenadier Guards awarded the Military Cross.


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#891072 - 31st Jul 2014 3:19pm Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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Bert ,,derek will be very interested in your post ....thanks for posting..

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#891087 - 31st Jul 2014 4:28pm Re: Eastham House [Re: missmahjong]
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Eastham Village Cross erected to the memory of James Aspinall Tobin, in the year of his death


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#891090 - 31st Jul 2014 4:41pm Re: Eastham House [Re: derekdwc]
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As a slight aside... interesting to see Scotland referred to as "North Britain" in the Will. Always good to see the reaction up here when you use that term these days. England, Wales and North Britain in the conversation usually get 'em going! Always make sure you've a clear run to the Pub door when you mention it ! grin Apologies for veering OT.

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#891318 - 1st Aug 2014 4:28pm Re: Eastham House [Re: ]
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Going to be fun in England if the North Britain's say NO next month, after all those years of shouting freedom from the English , the guys I know will get some windups.

I have a photo the was passed over to me as we thought it was taken out by the front door of Eastham house, we went up to the house and everybody were helpful and lovely and tried to find out if the picture was taken outside, still not sure, it was a photo of my grandad about 10 other guys on chairs some with slippers on but all had little badges, too small to see what was on them

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