Hale village is located 3 miles from Widnes in Cheshire and 1 mile from Liverpool John Lennon Airport on the north bank of the River Mersey. Although Hale is served by Halton Borough Council, it has a Liverpool post code of L25.
In spite of being close to the City of Liverpool, the village’s tranquil and quiet atmosphere still survives today. The many whitewashed cottages, with brightly coloured country gardens, set against a background of mature trees, present an attractive picture in the spring and summer.
The visitor will quickly appreciate why Hale Village has several times won ‘Best Kept Village’ awards. Situated on Grade One agricultural land, Hale Village is surrounded by several farms, nursery gardens and rolling countryside.
Hale Village is home to reputedly the tallest man in Britain, John Middleton, the Childe of Hale who, it is alleged that he was 9ft 3” tall. His grave is located in St Marys Church graveyard and his cottage still stands today on Church Road.
The village is also home to one of only three remaining duck decoys in the UK and also Pickerings Pasture, an award winning Green Flag Local Nature Reserve with magnificent views of the River Mersey estuary and the Welsh mountains to the west.
Hale Village is steeped in history as can be seen from some of the information on this website. Although progress and modern times have crept in, the village still holds on to it’s past history, such as the elections of a Parish Council, Lord Mayor, Guilds Women and Freemen for the village.