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Knotty Ash is a suburb of Liverpool <ref> For a full account of the details of Knotty Ash Church records see: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/KnottyAsh/</ref> , and is home to the The Squire of Knotty Ash, [[Ken Dodd]]. It derived its name from a gnarled ash tree which once stood in the village centre. In 2004 a new ash tree was planted close to the original site (outide the Knotty Ash pub). Sadly, it no longer has a station <ref> This was closed in 1965: http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/k/knotty_ash/index.shtml</ref> , but it is world famous for its Jam Butty Mines and its Black Pudding Plantations.<ref>for further information, and for a map of the location see  
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'''Knotty Ash''' is a suburb of [[Liverpool]] <ref> For a full account of the details of Knotty Ash Church records see: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/KnottyAsh/</ref> , and is home to the The Squire of Knotty Ash, [[Ken Dodd]]. It derived its name from a gnarled ash tree which once stood in the village centre. In 2004 a new ash tree was planted close to the original site (outide the Knotty Ash pub). Sadly, it no longer has a station <ref> This was closed in 1965: http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/k/knotty_ash/index.shtml</ref> , but it is world famous for its [[Jam Butty]] [[Mine]]s and its [[Black Pudding]] [[Plantation]]s.<ref>for further information, and for a map of the location see  
 
http://www.enjoyengland.com/destinations/find/englands-northwest/merseyside/knotty-ash.aspx and also http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Council_government_and_democracy/Elections/New_wards_2004/Knotty_Ash.asp </ref>
 
http://www.enjoyengland.com/destinations/find/englands-northwest/merseyside/knotty-ash.aspx and also http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Council_government_and_democracy/Elections/New_wards_2004/Knotty_Ash.asp </ref>
  
It most famous residents are the Diddymen, a vertically challenged group of individuals amongst whom Dicky Mint and Mick the Marmaliser are the most prominent. The most wealthy resident (apart from the squire himself <ref> Dodd was charged with tax evasion in 1989. The subsequent trial led to several revelations. This included details about the Diddy Men, who had appeared in his stage act, often played by local children from stage schools, and who it was revealed had never been paid. Dodd was also revealed to have very little money in his bank account, but had £336,000 in cash stashed in suitcases in his attic. When asked by the judge, "What does a hundred thousand pounds in a suitcase feel like?", Dodd made his now famous reply, "The notes are very light, M'Lord." Source: url=http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/comedy/s/234/234894_dodds_bolton_bonus.html</ref> ) was the Hon Nigel Ponsonby-Smallpiece, who was reputedly so rich that he owned a caviar allotment and possessed a pond full of 18-carat goldfish.<ref> For a full list of famous diddymen see http://www.chucklebutty.co.uk/Diddymen.html </ref>
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It most famous residents are the Diddymen, a vertically challenged group of individuals amongst whom Dicky Mint and Mick the Marmaliser are the most prominent. The most wealthy resident (apart from the squire himself <ref> Dodd was charged with tax evasion in 1989. The subsequent trial led to several revelations. This included details about the Diddy Men, who had appeared in his stage act, often played by local children from stage schools, and who it was revealed had never been paid. Dodd was also revealed to have very little money in his bank account, but had £336,000 in cash stashed in suitcases in his attic. When asked by the judge, "What does a hundred thousand pounds in a suitcase feel like?", Dodd made his now famous reply, "The notes are very light, M'Lord." Source: url=http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/comedy/s/234/234894_dodds_bolton_bonus.html</ref> ) was the Hon. Nigel Ponsonby-Smallpiece, who was reputedly so rich that he owned a caviar allotment and possessed a pond full of 18-carat goldfish.<ref> For a full list of famous diddymen see http://www.chucklebutty.co.uk/Diddymen.html </ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 16:10, 29 April 2007

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Knotty Ash residents in festive mood

Knotty Ash is a suburb of Liverpool [1] , and is home to the The Squire of Knotty Ash, Ken Dodd. It derived its name from a gnarled ash tree which once stood in the village centre. In 2004 a new ash tree was planted close to the original site (outide the Knotty Ash pub). Sadly, it no longer has a station [2] , but it is world famous for its Jam Butty Mines and its Black Pudding Plantations.[3]

It most famous residents are the Diddymen, a vertically challenged group of individuals amongst whom Dicky Mint and Mick the Marmaliser are the most prominent. The most wealthy resident (apart from the squire himself [4] ) was the Hon. Nigel Ponsonby-Smallpiece, who was reputedly so rich that he owned a caviar allotment and possessed a pond full of 18-carat goldfish.[5]

References

  1. For a full account of the details of Knotty Ash Church records see: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/KnottyAsh/
  2. This was closed in 1965: http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/k/knotty_ash/index.shtml
  3. for further information, and for a map of the location see http://www.enjoyengland.com/destinations/find/englands-northwest/merseyside/knotty-ash.aspx and also http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/Council_government_and_democracy/Elections/New_wards_2004/Knotty_Ash.asp
  4. Dodd was charged with tax evasion in 1989. The subsequent trial led to several revelations. This included details about the Diddy Men, who had appeared in his stage act, often played by local children from stage schools, and who it was revealed had never been paid. Dodd was also revealed to have very little money in his bank account, but had £336,000 in cash stashed in suitcases in his attic. When asked by the judge, "What does a hundred thousand pounds in a suitcase feel like?", Dodd made his now famous reply, "The notes are very light, M'Lord." Source: url=http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/comedy/s/234/234894_dodds_bolton_bonus.html
  5. For a full list of famous diddymen see http://www.chucklebutty.co.uk/Diddymen.html