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Post  Saint George on Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10:59 am

The Red Lion in Wingham (Chillingbourne) was one of the buildings filmed as the Hand of Glory:



Note the old Dick Lucy butcher shop on the left.

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Post  Saint George on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 12:10 am

Dick Lucy's butcher shop and beautiful interior is seen in this video when it became a modern B&B:



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Post  Saint George on Mon 21 Aug 2017, 12:17 am

The Red Lion inn in Wingham dates from the thirteenth century. It was most likely the Market House where a weekly market was held on Tuesdays licensed by Henry III in 1252. The Wingham Petty Sessions were held at the inn until a proper sessions house was built in 1886. During the 17th century, the Palmers and the Oxendens, two great families of Wingham, were deciding whether to follow the King or Parliament in the Civil War. However, John Boys of Trapham, a member of Parliamentary Committee which governed the district under the rule of Cromwell, sat at the Red Lion where they held their meetings to the embarrassment of Thomas Palmer, who became an avowed Royalist and lived opposite. It was the Oxenden family who managed to keep the temperature down and the village remained neutral. Kelly's Directory of 1899 referred to the Red Lion as a family and commercial hotel & posting house, with billiards.

The Red Lion as seen in this 1908 photo:



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Post  Saint George on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 2:08 am

Peter Gibbs (Dennis Price) in 1943 walks to the Hand of Glory (Red Lion).



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Post  Saint George on Fri 22 Sep 2017, 12:35 am

Take a quick tour of modern Wingham:



The Red Lion and Dick Lucy's butcher shop are seen on the right at the 53 seconds mark.
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