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#547507 - 16th Jul 2011 9:34am Carved name on Bidston Hill
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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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#547515 - 16th Jul 2011 9:42am Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill]
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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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#547555 - 16th Jul 2011 10:49am Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill]
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Hmm, interesting. think
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#547566 - 16th Jul 2011 11:11am Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill]
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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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#547626 - 16th Jul 2011 1:45pm Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill]
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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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#548988 - 18th Jul 2011 10:29pm Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill]
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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,

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#549719 - 20th Jul 2011 12:31pm Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: annette]
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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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#549720 - 20th Jul 2011 12:31pm Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: Rhoobarb]
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what is the sandstone trail ? does it run from frodsham to bidston

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#549852 - 20th Jul 2011 6:41pm Re: Carved name on Bidston Hill [Re: millhill]
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No, the other direction, starts at Frodsham and meanders to Shropshie.

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