Alan Oliver: the Old Hall, Lower Hambleton

Old Hall, by Alan Oliver

Old Hall, by Alan Oliver

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Professional painter Alan Oliver sent us this stunning image for his contribution for the Rutland Times this month.

The painting is of the Old Hall.

Alan commented: “I discovered that in Lower Hambleton where this is, there was, before the valley was flooded, a cottage nearby called Weldon’s Cottage.

“In the publication called ‘The Villages of Rutland’ there is a gruesome story as follows:- ‘At Weldon’s Cottage, demolished in 1830, lived Mrs Weldon, who watched by her window as her two sons were hanged at Gibbets Goss, she being sent to ‘Coventry’ by the village for the rest of her life. Thereafter her house was allowed to fall down’.”