Dickie Chilton's House c 1860

  • Description

    Richard 'Dickie' Chilton was a local eccentric who firmly belived in the rights of the people of Bishopwearmouth. He was born on 23 June 1793 as the son of a joiner and cabinetmaker, he lived (as annmackem rightly states) next to Bishopwearmouth Green and resented the build up of houses around it. a regular at parish meetings and at the corn exhange. A fitting epitaph from the historian Brockie states "he was wont to make his tongue wag, but rough and uncouth as he was, he was ever on the side of the people, and unbending in his hostility to all and sundry who sought to wrong and defraud the poor." (Sunderland yearbook 1905 p 71)
  • Owner

    Sunderland Public Libraries
  • Source

    Sunderland Public Libraries (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/33844814@N06/4132699801/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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