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In Days Gone By - Bertha
Crocker & Geoff Tittershill
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Gutter Farm', demolished in 1968 when a dangerous corner
of the A59 was straightened.
An interesting feature of Grey Gutter Farm was a built-in
tea safe situated in the chimney breast. Tea was a valuable
and luxurious commodity in the early 18th century and
was priced at approximately £ 1 per pound weight.
Yates and son Harry on the steps leading to the priests
hide-hole in `Grey Gutter Farm'. The hide-away was in
the chimney breast, where a small platform approximately
18 inches wide gave excellent cover. Latticed windows
in the room above the front door also gave good views
to the North, South and East to warn of impending danger
during the Reformation.
Davis's Cafe in the foreground overlooking Grey Gutter
from Liverpool and the surrounding area, met and sometimes
slept in huts at the rear of the cafe, as they rested
on their journeys north to the lakes etc.