Research addressing common myths and most asked questions about Ann Walker.

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    Was Ann forcibly removed from Shibden Hall?

    By Diane Halford and Steve Crabtree It is often stated that Ann Walker was forcibly removed from Shibden Hall on 9th September 1843 by the Sutherlands, Robert Parker and the local constable, removing the hinges off the red room door to get to her. In fact a document written by Robert Parker after the event tells another story. There is a document in Calderdale Archives about her removal from Shibden Hall that lays out clearly the events of the day of her removal and the day after. West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale: MAC: 73/26 Memorandum of Robert Parker, Shibden Hall, 9th-11th Sepember 1843. Transcription by Steve Crabtree “9th September 1843. Memorandum…