The Tale of The Missing Dogs Of Heworth Hall
Posted by Ken Wood on June 26, 2020, 2:49 pm
A happy ending or should they still be at Heworth Hall. ?? I wonder !. |
The Tale of the missing dogs from Heworth Hall, This is about Heworth Hall built-in 1730 on the edge of the medieval village of Nether Heworth. It was the family home of the Russell family until 1919m My Russell could be seen on the photos with her love of dogs playing on the lawn. In 1919 it became headquarters of the Brotherhood of St George. In 1929, the hall became Heworth Conservative Club, which remained until becoming the home of the present owners Aspire Technology Solutions in 2011. The photos show the appearance of the Greyhound dogs throughout history, then they vanished when the present company refurbished the building of which is a Heritage Legacy Listed Grade 11 building, the dogs vanished from the site without only but a few noticing or enquiring until now. The good news is, I have been contacted by Theresa McKenna informing me, they have them and here is the story updated.
When the contractors were refurbishing the building, quite a few years ago, we asked what they were doing with dogs and we were told they would be getting rid of them as they were in such a bad way - (which would have been sad - I went to many Christmas parties there when I was young). We asked if we could buy them. We now have them. We repaired the dogs and they are now at Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium in Birtley and they are regularly admired - we always tell people where they came from. As we have been closed for a while they do need to be re-painted (we had to paint them due to the rebuilding of them )
That is great news, well done to Theresa Mckenna for saving these monuments the sad part is they should have stayed with the building as the photos show as part of the history and heritage of Heworth. One again thanks to Theresa Mckenna from all our group I hope everyone agrees.