Pic­nic at hang­ing stone

Cheshire Life - - Nostalgia -

A pic­turesque, but slightly haz­ardous, place for a pic­nic, seen here in the 1930s, is the Hang­ing Stone, over­look­ing Swytham­ley Hall. An in­scrip­tion on the rock tells how Burke, a mas­tiff owned by ‘the Swytham­ley Squire’ (Sir Philip Lan­caster Brock­le­hurst, one as­sumes), was buried there in 1874. The name of the faith­ful dog is fur­ther memo­ri­alised in the name of Burke’s Spe­cial, a brew by Wincle Beer Com­pany.

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