Hale village and lighthouse

Hale is a village in Merseyside, North of Widnes but just South of Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. I took the featured photograph above one evening in July 2019. I had visited Hale once before, walking but not photographing anything, with my wife. For this shot, I made a special visit to catch the sunset.

Hale is a village

The name of the pub in the photo above – Childe of Hale – refers to a historical local giant, John Middleton (1578 to 1623). On his gravestone, the inscription gives his height as, ‘nine feet three’. Middleton was invited to, and presented at, the court of King James I

Many of the buildings in the village – such as those pictured above, below and at the end of this page – are attractive and listed.

John Middleton was buried in a grave surrounded by railings on the South side of this church.

The 45-foot-high lighthouse was decommissioned in 1958.

The three photographs above are typical of the range of properties in the town.

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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