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A family affair. My father was called Lawrence Huckerby. Born and raised in Yorkshire my father taught me that hard work and good sense of humour is all you need to be happy.
Rev. Lawrence Shuttleworth
To the manor born. The Lord of the manor that laid the first brick at Gawthorpe Hall was Lawrence Shuttleworth. He did however die before it was finished but without his vision this beautiful building would have never happened.
Authors saviour. JRR Tolkien was a young boy when his mother died and he was taken in by his uncle Lawrence. He also based The Shire from Lord of the Rings on an area in Lancashire just a few miles away.
A witches friend. Margret Pearson from Padiham was the only witch not to be executed at the Pendle witch trials, in her cell she is said to have conceived a child with another male witch Lawrence Hay.
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