SJ4091 : Ken Dodd's House, Knotty Ash

near to West Derby, Liverpool, Great Britain

Ken Dodd's House, Knotty Ash
Ken Dodd's House, Knotty Ash
This is the home of the Squire of Knotty Ash himself, Ken Dodd, who made Knotty Ash world famous with stories of his diddymen and their jam butty mines. This house in Thomas Lane built 1782 has been in his family for generations and it was here that the family coal business was based. The original "diddyman" was Ken's diminutive great uncle Jack who gained notoriety for his humorous stories and singing of music-hall songs. The house on the left is the original house and in the 70's the right hand side was converted from a barn/storeroom. Knotty Ash was so called from a gnarled old ash tree near to the toll-bar, a useful landmark for the coaches heading towards Liverpool, it was also the terminus of the very first omnibus service from Liverpool in 1830.
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Sunday, 14 August, 2005   (more nearby)
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