Gimme Shelter: Number 11

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Bus shelter on eastbound A689 near Windlestone Hall

Windlestone Hall was the birthplace of the Conservative Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden, who presided over the hugely significant Suez Crisis, which symbolised Great Britain’s end as major world power.

Between 1957 and 2006, the hall was a local authority residential special school. It closed in 2006. The Labour controlled Durham County Council sold it for £240,000, a ridiculous bargain price. The buyer was eventually jailed in 2016 for for forging documents to help buy the house and estate. A year later it was withdrawn from auction when a mystery buyer purchased the lot for an undisclosed fee. Murky stuff.

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