Hale Village is a great place to visit at this time of year, and now it’s got an added attraction. A new lifesize statue (over 9 feet high) of the village’s legendary giant has just been unveiled. John Middleton (1578-1623) is also known as the Childe of Hale, and his cottage still stands in the village. Click here to read a special report on the unveiling of Diane Gorvin’s sculpture. Issue 4 of The Merseysider magazine had an extensive feature on Hale Village – its history, notable buildings etc. – and that’s now on the website as well (click here).