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The Wirral Horn #214517
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The Wirral Horn,
Ive no idea what the History of this is nor its significance,
but i did take some pictures of it today at the Wirral Museum.

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Re: The Wirral Horn [Re: Mark] #214519
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just see that going down well in the bars, wanna see ma wirral horn pet.............slap.............you get the picture


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Re: The Wirral Horn [Re: placidmaster] #214842
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The Wirral Horn is actually owned by the Earl of Cromer and is due to return to him after the History fair


It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
Re: The Wirral Horn [Re: jonno40] #214843
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Below is the inscription on the horn that was placed there some time in the 1800s

In the year 1120,Randal de Meschines,Earl of Chester,created Alan Sylvester chief forester of the forest of Wirral and granted to him the manors of Hooton,Storeton and Puddington to hold upon condition that he performed the duties of forester and in addition that he blew or caused to be blown a horn at the Gloverstone in Chester on the morning of every fair day, to indicate that the tolls on all goods bought or sold in the city or within the sound of that horn belonged to the Earl or his tenants.Alan Sylvester was succeeded by his son,Ralph,on whose death,without issue,Hugh Cyveliac, Earlof Chester,granted the same manors with the forestership to Alexander de Storeton on his marriage with Annabella, the daughter of Alan Sylvester. Alexander de Storeton again had only female issue and the forestership passed next to Sir Thomas Bamville, who married Agnes de Storeton,daughter of Alexander. Sir Philip Bamville, the heir of Sir Thomas, also left issue,three daughters only, the eldest of whom,Jane, married Sir William de Stanley,and brought the forestership as part of her dower,the title of her son,John Stanley, having been proved in 1346 before Jordan de Macclesfield,justice in Eyre to the Earl of Chester.in this family it remained until disafforested by King Edward 111 on the complaint of the citizens of Chester who represented that they were grievous sufferers from the freebooters who lurked in the forest. the Stanleys petitioned the king for renumeration for the loss of the profits attached to the office of chief forester, and were granted an annuity of twenty marks,which however seems to have been indifferently paid. The horn,however,which was the symbol of their tenure,has remained in the possession of the Stanley family ever since.

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It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
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Interesting stuff

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The horn was owned by the master forrester of Wirral who was based at Storeton. He and his thugs took huge taxes from the local villagers and bullied and assaulted those who couldnt afford to pay.



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Re: The Wirral Horn [Re: Doctor_Frick] #215141
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Sounds like the Labour government lol tease

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Originally Posted by MattLFC
Sounds like the Labour government lol tease


Yeah. Someone should take that horn & insert it in a certain orifice of Gordon Brown's body.


Carpe diem.
Re: The Wirral Horn [Re: chriskay] #215165
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Originally Posted by chriskay
Originally Posted by MattLFC
Sounds like the Labour government lol tease


Yeah. Someone should take that horn & insert it in a certain orifice of Gordon Brown's body.

raftl

Would'nt be short of volunteers thats for sure!!

Re: The Wirral Horn [Re: MattLFC] #215240
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stick it right in his chufty ! Ayeeeeee


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