Newcastle-under-Lyme cemetery lodge offered for sale

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Post by Admin on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:03 pm

Now this looks like a really good buy and you could offer readings to all teh bereaved who had loved ones in the cemetry. I am quite tempted meself with the exchange rate as it is. Currently Oz seems to have the mighty dollar.
http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2012/03/11/newcastle-under-lyme-cemetery-lodge-offered-for-sale-as-a-family-home-66331-30505516/
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Post by KatyKing on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:26 pm

That house is not at all dis similar to maison K. Same architect or builders' pattern book one suspects.
At 100K it's a steal, it would be twice that and more round here and Ashton's a nice town.. The Southcottian 'prophet' John Wroe had Ashton- under- L down as the New Jerusalem and began building a wall and gatehouses to match the celestial city. Sad thing was he also had a bit of an eye and more for the 'temple maidens' too. They wanted to tar and feather him so he had to hot foot it off to oz where his church still survives.
Trouble with some graveyards these days Jim is that they seem to attract all sorts of dead legs, dossers and alkies. Your resident neighbours would be no trouble but some of those on this side of life might be less than desirable to have to deal with.
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Post by KatyKing on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:33 pm

True story.
John Wroe preaches to a huge congregation in a field by Ashton -u-L...
"From this place..." says JW.... "from this place shall such a light come forth as shall illuminate all of Ashton so that none need travail in darkness ever again".
Five months later the corporation bought that same field for the site of the gas light and coke depot. Ashton was about Very Happy the first towns in the NW to have gas street and house lighting.
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Post by KatyKing on Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:45 pm

I mis read this. It's in Newcastle-u-L... not.... Ashton-u-L.
Newcastle-u-L's a lovely town quite posh round there.
Much better class of 'ghost'.
No John Wroe though.
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Post by Left Behind on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Admin wrote:Now this looks like a really good buy and you could offer readings to all teh bereaved who had loved ones in the cemetry. I am quite tempted meself with the exchange rate as it is. Currently Oz seems to have the mighty dollar.
http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2012/03/11/newcastle-under-lyme-cemetery-lodge-offered-for-sale-as-a-family-home-66331-30505516/

That place looks gorgeous! And I can't believe that the price is that low.

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Post by Admin on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Underquoting to get peoples interest Jim, used a lot over here, I believe it is an auction which is unusual (or used to be) in the UK. Over here teh agents pulled all sorts of tricks in auctions, you would often see trees and bushes bidding.
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Post by Left Behind on Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:49 pm

Admin wrote:Underquoting to get peoples interest Jim, used a lot over here, I believe it is an auction which is unusual (or used to be) in the UK. Over here teh agents pulled all sorts of tricks in auctions, you would often see trees and bushes bidding.

The rascals! Mad Yes, I thought there had to be something fishy about that huge old house selling for a lot less than my nondescript little one.

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Post by KatyKing on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:56 pm

House auctions are a big thing here now. So many repossessions. House prices have plummeted. One on TV this week [house auction show where they buy at auction do up house then sell it on] Tidy three bed semi Northampton area looked OK. Eighty thousand it went for. This one at a hundred thou will probably need that spent on it again. Plus its probably a listed building and they have do be done up in a certain and usually more expensive way. You have to replacee like with like. I love that turret. We don't have one of those but we do have ornamental brickwork at the front typical of the Edwardian era.
Ours was a market gardeners cottage but much extended in the thirties when he made a potload of cash by hybridising Blaby Tomatoes still a local delicacy. Street furniture in the village is embossed with tomato motif. We'e grown em and frankly I can' see what the fuss is about. Moneymaker variety is tastier and more prolific. So where' the spiritualism in that? Well the last market gardner to live here topped himself after going under through drink and gambling. Place was haunted so they said and so didn't sell to locals. We bought it for a song and its the happiest house we've ever lived in. No sign of ghost of market gardener which is a shame as I was looking forward to talking gardening with him and maybe try for a bit of physical mediumship with a spade so he could dig the plot over for us each season but nada. Spirits I get tend to be women with no interest whatsoever in cultivation. It's all relatives and relationships with them
...'Tell her he was there when John's wife Irene was so rude to Cousin Patricia at Frank's funeral but Frank never liked Irene anyway. He says that's why he only left her that clock. It never kept good time and he was going to to throw it out before he became so poorly but then he thought of Irene ' .....is the usual sort of thing. Gardens in summerland more or less tend themselves by all accounts.
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Post by Left Behind on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:53 pm

Yes, beyond the evidential value. . . do we really want to listen to gossip and grudges carried from this world into the next one? Neutral


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