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12 minutes ago, Mr Wilkes said:

I was ok .. I was out wi Graham keys.

I always thought you a respectable chap. 

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is this the place that was built on the fortune of coal and owner shagging Kennedy sister? 

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5 minutes ago, Mr Wilkes said:

The coal bit is right but not sure about the other.

read something recently in papers quite a bit of scandal back then. owner & kennedys sister died in plane crash 

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7 hours ago, fred90 said:

read something recently in papers quite a bit of scandal back then. owner & kennedys sister died in plane crash 

The Miners union bought it and put a slag heap ten feet from the front door , There is a book BLACK DIAMONDS  fantastic read.

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1 hour ago, micky said:

The Miners union bought it and put a slag heap ten feet from the front door , There is a book BLACK DIAMONDS  fantastic read.

Manny Shinwell the labour minister for power authorised open cast mining after the war and turned the estate into a big slag heap for a wile just out of spite and vindictiveness for the landed gentry the miners union never bought Wentworth Woodhouse which now belongs to a trust after having a few private owners.

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Back in  1950 there was a crew of blokes at it in the Evington area of Leicestershire and over the week they had made some good bags ,one of them was Oliver B and I had known him most of my life a nice bloke and at that time he had ten kids  [ending with 16] . After their last outing  it was decided that their two nets needed a top and bottom line and as Oliver lived close to Bilson and Grant Boat Chandlers he was delegated to fetch it , he got the line and receipt for 4 Shillings  [20 pence ] and later met up with Boys for a drink and hand the line over to be strung , Two day later the Police came round  and took him in , the kept him all night and in the morning he was interviewed  by the Chief Constable and the High Sheriff of Leicester , the first thing that he was told was that  : that it was a topping offence because the Woman was dead  : What had happened the other three men had done their money on ale the gone out and robbed a local Bookmaker called Clarricoats  he was not in at the time but his Mother was and they tied her up with the new line  which the police traced back to Oliver through the receipt , of course Olliver shit his self and named them  straight away  two of them got 5 years and  the third man Harry J got 9 years PD and even now 70 years down the line people still argue over it .

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walked around some of the estate this weekend, still seem to have a good amount of deer on the land.

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2 minutes ago, iwm said:

walked around some of the estate this weekend, still seem to have a good amount of deer on the land.

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Show off 

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2 minutes ago, iwm said:

walked around some of the estate this weekend, still seem to have a good amount of deer on the land.

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I would. Have my cross bow out. 

I am from Notts. Robin in the hood 

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14 hours ago, iwm said:

walked around some of the estate this weekend, still seem to have a good amount of deer on the land.

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Did some work in their years ago well worth a visit inside if you get the chance.

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