The Yanks are coming. During the war many stately homes were taken over for the accommodation of US, Canadian and British military units. Valuable paintings were used as dart boards, jeeps were run up stone stairways, furniture was broken up to use as firewood and fittings and fixtures were taken as souvenirs or broken during "horse-play". As a result many of these houses were beyond economic repair and were demolished after the war. Tytherington New Hall in Macclesfield is a local example.

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