John Beech in his garden, Walton on the Hill

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Description:John Beech was butler to Sir Thomas and Lady Salt at Weeping Cross. After Sir Thomas died in 1904 Lady Helen Salt moved to the large house at the top of Walton Bank (The Rise), Walton on the Hill which had previously been occupied by the Fairhursts.

Mrs.Fairhurst was related to the Ansell Brewery family. John Beech continued in Lady Salt's service there until she left to live in London. She died there aged 85 in 1925. John Beech then went to live in a house built for him by Lady Salt next to the Dutton family. Over the years he took many photographs of the Dutton family and friends. He died aged 79 in 1950.


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Walton on the Hill House front view
Walton on the Hill House front view

Photograph showing the front view of the house once known as Walton on the Hill ...

John Beech with Philip Husselbee, Walton on the Hill
John Beech with Philip Husselbee, Walton on the Hill

John Beech, had been butler to the Salt family, on his retirement was a neighbour ...

Walton-on-the-Hill house
Walton-on-the-Hill house

Originally known as No.1 The Village, the house was built in the mid-19th century. ...

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Image courtesy of: Mr Jim Foley

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