This is a traditional story which is said to be true. The hangman proceeded from Chester Assizes to Ruthin Assizes via Buckley Mountain. He usually arrived at Buckley during the evening and stayed at the 'Duke of York' tavern (the present fire station site). On his last visit, he accidentally revealed his profession. The villagers persuaded him to demonstrate his technique. This he did by standing on the table, fastening the end of his rope to a beam, and placing the rope around his own neck. A local wag tipped up the table and the hangman hanged himself.
Where to see this painting?
Buckley Library, Museum and Gallery
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