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A COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND OTHER HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
FROM PERIODICALS IN WHICH WHITTINGTON HAS FEATURED.

This archive was kindly provided by Gerald Hodgson (he of Musings fame) from the collection he has gathered together with the kind assistance of many others, over an extensive period of time.
We hope you enjoy it.

The Blacksmiths Challenge.
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A wonderful tale of rivalry between the Whittington Blacksmith, James Tallon and the Casterton Blacksmith, Richard Hodgson.

A tale of a duck.
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The unbelievably hilarious case, in Kirkby Lonsdale County Court, between two Whittington farmers over a farm duck and her seven ducklings.

Folk who live in Whittington
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A view of the people of Whittington from one end of the village to the other. An article that appeared in a regional magazine, at some period early last century.


The Iron Ship Whittington.
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An interesting article about the Whittington, sister ship of the Wennington. The article obviously stems from one published the week before, with which someone was less than happy.

The Loss of the ship Whittington
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Only fourteen years after it was launched the Whittington was lost in mid Atlantic, in the depths of winter, whilst on a voyage from Philadelphia to Cork. This is the record of deliberations of the Wreck Commissioners Court.

Death of a Blacksmith
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The cautionary tale from a Coroners Inquest, held at Low Hall, into the death of a Blacksmith in Whittington (1877), when he was kicked by a horse, in the presence of James Tallon.