Randalls Nurseries / The Arch, Newton High St

Colonel Thomas Peter Legh was the person who originally Built the Archway we now see in Newton High Street, It was built as a gateway to Haydock Park/Lodge, Peter Legh was still a serving Officer at the time the Arch was being built, and while away at camp he apparently left orders with the workmen that he should be the first person to pass through the arched gates after their completion. His orders were of-course obeyed, but unhappily for Col. Peter Legh, he was borne through them first when Dead,…

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