The ancestral home of one of the Pilgrims is in dire need of a makeover.
The 17th century lodge at Duxbury Park, off Bolton Road, has been neglected for years, and yobs have smashed windows, scrawled graffiti on the walls and started fires.
The lodge, a former coach house and an ancient barn are all that remain of the ancestral home of the Standish family.
Their most famous son Myles Standish, born 1587, became the military captain of the Pilgrims and was one of the first settlers to land in America. [Link]