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Caption for Wiswell, Village 1906: The view looks along the lane towards a 19th-century school and to the left, down Vicarage Fold, stands the village pub. The nearby medieval vicarage has a priest hole, often used during the Catholic persecution that followed the Reformation, as this, like many other villages in Lancashire doggedly clung onto the Old Faith.

Memories of Wiswell

During the 1950s my brother Brian and I (Peter) were what can only be described as whisked to paradise in Wiswell. We left the slums of Hulme on a vacation that has stayed with us forever, it was like taking part in our own fairytale. We went to stay with Mr & Mrs Wearing in the big white house across from (...Read full memory)

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