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Thread: Pitchford hall June 2015

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    This is a bit about the priest hole I found on the web......

    What most upset Mrs Colthurst was that he made the decision without accepting her invitation to visit the hall. 'Not even one of his juniors came,' she said, grimacing and talking at breakneck speed to conceal anger and tears. She gave one of her last guided tours. In one room, she moved a piece of wood panelling and a secret door opened. Beyond it, a staircase led down to the Priest's Hole installed during Henry VIII's reign. In the 1640s, Prince Rupert, nephew of Charles I, hid there from the Roundheads. Twelve of his troopers took cover in the tunnels.


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    What a fantastic place. I hope it gets the preservation it deserves.

    I have a hidden hole in my house, in case conflict breaks out. I hide it behind a pop art painting. Its a "Handy War Hole" ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    What a fantastic place. I hope it gets the preservation it deserves.

    I have a hidden hole in my house, in case conflict breaks out. I hide it behind a pop art painting. Its a "Handy War Hole" ...
    Hmmm, now where's that ban button gone?

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