I have always had an interest in the life of Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson. It was on a recent trip to Parkgate on the Wirral to walk the walls and to sample their famous ice cream, that i found the birthplace of Lady Hamilton.
Born "Emily Lyon" the daughter of a Blacksmith who would die soon after her birth. Emily was born at
"Swan Cottage"in the little village of Ness, just around the corner from Parkgate .The Nelson Society has a very interesting web site about Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton.