Platt Hall: Charles Worsley's Birth Place

Today I went to visit Platt Fields, a park just south of Manchester. Passing through the environs of the university with its cool fashionistas, on through Rusholme's curry mile (I felt, momentarily, like a Victorian missionary), I arrived at my destination. It's a large park, with some interesting features such as a Saxon ditch and a boating lake. In one of its corners stands a fairly predictable Georgian pile. On that spot had previously been the family home and birth place of Charles Worsley, Manchester's first MP and Congregationalist general. In his day, it would have been a black and white timber framed hall, which, in my opinion, would have been a far pleasanter contribution to the Mancunian cityscape. 

He blesses the dwelling of the righteous Proverbs 3:33