R.White

Dodge ancestral home

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For a second time in 40  years Halliday Hill Farm, a 15th century farmhouse, has been threatened by a new road development.  

 

http://www.dodgefamily.org/HallidayHill/HallidayHillPhotos.shtml

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/dodges-want-show-down-over-1102351

 

Fortunately, the scheme has been defeated....

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/controversial-477m-m60-link-road-14832120

 

Ray.

 

 

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That's very interesting Ray.  I didn't know the Dodge's history traced back to the UK.  It's nice to see the setting will be preserved.

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Hi Mike.  Stockport is just over 50 miles from here.  An attractive run up through the Peak District.  I am tempted to make a Pilgrimage in my Dodge.  I doubt the good people of Offerton will have seen a Dodge Brothers car!!

 

Ray.

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Thanks Mike.  I have managed to get Jean off my case by buying her a Lexus.  It is as new with 28,000 miles.  A 3.5 litre petrol/electric hybrid 4x4  RX 430 H top of the range.

 

Peace at last!

🤞

 

Ray.

 

 

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👍

 

I must say I am surprised that there have been so few responses to the Dodge family history in England - especially when the research has gone back as far as it does? 🤔

 

  Thanks very much to all who have responded.😌

 

Ray. 

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I was interested to see the construction techniques used in that ancient home.  The trusses, for example.  All very irregular and crude when compared to the dimensional lumber used in "old" homes here in the US.  No homes from the 1400s here!  LOL

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13 hours ago, MikeC5 said:

The Lexus sounds nice Ray.  I hope you get to enjoy it too...

 

The Lexus IS  a marvel of new technology and far more sophisticated for the likes of me!  So far I have only been a passenger in the car.!

 

 The previous owner was particularly fastidious and so the car has come to us in unbelievable condition.  When advertised by the Lexus dealer I knew the car was exactly what I wanted so I bought it unseen.  The Lexus dealer drove it 210 miles from Poole in Dorset to our home in Derby and took our Vauxhall Mokka 4x4 in part exchange again  sight unseen. The Mokka had only covered 10,000 miles from new so again the Dealer and I did a clean, fair, no haggle deal on the basis of trust...   We are both happy with the deal.👍

 

Ray.

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14 hours ago, Pete in PA said:

I was interested to see the construction techniques used in that ancient home.  The trusses, for example.  All very irregular and crude when compared to the dimensional lumber used in "old" homes here in the US.  No homes from the 1400s here!  LOL

 

I have a particular liking for these ancient houses.  In fact my wife and I used to own a very original 16th century "Hall" house built in 1530.  This was a particularly pretty (grade 2 listed) house in the conservation area of Shalford, near Guildford in the County of Surrey.  Originally it would have had no first floor and a hearth in the middle of the room with the smoke escaping through the thatched roof.  Soot deposits were still evident in the loft.  At some time in the 17th century a first floor and staircase were added to provide bedrooms. In the lounge we had a magnificent walk in inglenook fireplace in which I installed a replica American "Franklin" log stove with the date 1776 and a spread eagle on the front - the significance of which I fear would be lost on most English people!!  

 

 

 

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