' WICK AND THE HAYNES FAMILY-
THE visitor to Lansdown heights having absorbed all that is of interest in the history and associations of Beckford's Tower and its eccentric builder, and acquainted himself with and explored the ancient battlefields of Dyrham and the Grenville Monument, is advised to still further pursue his investigations in this direction as far as the village of Wick with its romantic associations and beautiful scenery.
Leaving the Grenville monument to the north, the pedestrian ultimately reaches Tracey Park, on the main road, and is then within a mile and a half of Wick. Two and a half miles beyond is Warmley Station on the Midland Railway, which the excursionist may desire to use on his return journey. One of the first " objects of interest" that may be noticed on entering the village is the old Crown Inn, where John Gullyprize-fighter, horse-racer, and colliery proprietorwas born on 2ist August, 1783. Mr. John Gully was M.P. for Pontefract from 1832 to 1837, and died at Durham, gth March, 1863. Gully's record as a prize-fighter fills important chapters in the annals of pugilism, and many columns of the news- paper press of his day. But we are not here concerned with Gully and his deeds of daring, but rather with Wick and its more antiquarian associations. Wick is an ecclesiastical parish formed out of that of Abson in the southern division of the county of Gloucesterershire..... '
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