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Carved name on Bidston Hill #547507
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Hello there , can anyone shed any light on the carving in the stone near to the windmill on Bidston Hill. It is not your usual kids graffiti scratched into the rock but a very proffesional and old carved name finished in bold itallic writing . the name is JAMES WHITTAKER and it has something written under neath it but cant make it out . Can anyone please shed any light on this and what the History is behind the name or person . Many thanks . Chris

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Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill] #547515
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TC(Transcentral)knows all there is to know about Bidston Hill.
He did tell me about the carvings on a Wiki Walk but,sadley the info' didn't stick with me!

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Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill] #547566
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Most of the graffiti I have seen both carved into the rocks and also to the inside of the windmill, are old style writing with serifs and sometimes Italics. It's just the way people wrote back then, they even took care to write properly when scribbling on rocks, always amazed me that. I have seen some really old graffiti in places and it always makes me smile.

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There's loads of names carved in that style on the Sandstone trail if you start at the Frodsham end.

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My husband,says its the name of the miller, he found it when he was a boy, but has never been able to find it since,

Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: annette] #549719
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its just on the right after the mill when heading to the observatory . you will pass two benches and it is approx 50 mtrs away from the windmill .

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what is the sandstone trail ? does it run from frodsham to bidston

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No, the other direction, starts at Frodsham and meanders to Shropshie.

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