Fire Ravages Whiston Cottage

By on Sunday, June 9, 2013

Windy Arbor Road, Whiston, was closed much of Saturday evening as firefighters tackled a blaze at a house opposite St Nicholas’s Church.


The fire left the cottage, at the entrance to Halsnead Park on Main Drive, boarded up this morning. The charred remains of the roof suggest the interior of the sandstone building, known as Church Lodge, was gutted.

Flowers and tributes at the scene had been placed there earlier by family and friends of Huyton man Paul Morson, who was murdered in the house some time on or shortly after 8 June 2011.

Then-occupant Raymond Brierly and one other man were found guilty of Morson’s murder in November 2012.

No details have yet been released about the cause of the fire.


Pictured: (Top) Church Lodge, Whiston, as it looked early Sunday morning. (Bottom) Tributes to Paul Morson, who died there two years ago.

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