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Yorkshire’s Legendary “Blind Jack” Metcalf, Extraordinary Road Builder

What do you know of ¬†Yorkshire’s legendary hero, “Blind Jack (John Metcalf)”? JOHN METCALF was born at Knaresborough, on the 15 August, 1717 in a thatched cottage opposite Knaresborough Castle. Metcalf was considered a a pioneer in road construction. Between … Continue reading

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