Hanged at Jackson’s Boat, Sale

Click to see ‘Hanged at Jackson's Boat, Sale’ in a variety of different sizesPub brik-a-brak is a strange phenomenon. It often seems to hark back to the fashions of former times. Tin plates on walls, hunting scenes, rubbish water colours perhaps. Some go for piles of classic books — Moby Dick — that might suggest a quiet place of contemplation, but are never touched. If you’re lucky there may be some reference to an interesting local history.

But what was in the mind of the Jackson’s Boat landlord who thought a hangman’s noose might make a pleasant decoration?

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One thought on “Hanged at Jackson’s Boat, Sale

  1. i think that you may have been more lucky than you realised, because what you have here may well be a bona fide piece of local history.. for is that not the knot that secured the boat that Jackson himself used to pull across the Mersey?Its certainly not a hangmans noose, the knot at the top looks like a fishermans bend and the bottom bit can probably be accurately described as a “bundle”…

    for lots of lovely knots see:

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