Royton, Sir Joseph Radcliffe

Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Royton.

Sir Joseph Radcliffe of Royton c1800 was recently seen to be sitting by a tree in close proximity to Royton town hall. As he had been dead for around 200 years this was thought most unusual by a passing town drunk, who shall be nameless. His statement to the local news website was that at around 2.00am, after being thrown out of a nearby public house “I saw this strange glow and had to take the photo”. He did not notice the ghostly figure until the next day and then he said “I guess he was sat there because they have pulled his house down”.
This story of Sir Joseph Radcliffe is of absolute rubbish (maybe), but the owner of the original photo was of course the author from Royton in Pictures. Once I had seen it I just had to add the ghost who is a famous gentleman from our towns history. Like it? Go have a look in my Photo fun section.

Sir Joseph Radcliffe, the first Baronet married firstly the heiress of Royton Hall, Royton, Lancashire.