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    St.Leonards church
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    View from Jubilee park
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    by mickeyboy07 Updated Apr 24, 2009

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    The 'Olde Boars Head'dates back to 1587,the building has a fireplace with this date inscribed on it.It once operated as a coaching inn on the former Chester to York highway and during the English Civil War was used as headquarters for the Roundheads.Its said that in 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie took refuge here whilst fleeing Redcoats on his way back to Scotland.

    The Olde Boars Head
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    by mickeyboy07 Updated Apr 22, 2009

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    In the centre of Middleton is the brand new Middleton Arena complex,opened on the 25th of April 2009.It will be used as a sports and entertainment venue and includes gym,squash courts and swimming pool.The arena cost 15 million to build.

    Middleton arena from outside Arena logo
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    The parish church was erected in 1096 by Roger de Montbegon the Norman Overlord.A Saxon church used to stand here before the Norman conquest and lies next to a Bronze age buriel ground.In 1515 Sir Richard Assheton commissioned a large stained glass window at the north wall to commemorate the Battle of Flodden.
    The wooden steeple on top of the tower was added in 1667 and is one of only three that survive in thr United Kingdom.The window is the oldest war memorial in existance.The clock was put up in 1807 by William Platt a Manchester clock maker and is still wound three times a week.
    The church is situated in St.Leonards square which was once Middleton town square,the church is also visible from Jubilee Park which is situated opposite the Olde Boars Head on Rochdale road(A664).

    St.Leonards church The clock tower View from Jubilee park View from Rochdale road Flower beds in Jubilee Park
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