dual 6          dual 2                                                                                        dual 3

A duel, makes of everyone of us a strong and independent power, and constitutes out of each individual life the life of all; it grasps the sword of justice, which the laws have dropped, punishing what no code can chastise – contempt and insult. Those who have opposed duelling are either fools or cowards, and those who have both condemned and advocated the practice, are on both sides sophists and liars. It is to duelling alone that we owe the remains of our civilisation’

 So it was on 18th July next upon Kirkharle Courtyard that two gentlemen gardeners unable to be who shall play Capability will settle their dispute with pistols. The duel followed strict protocol and each duellist was attended by a second of his choice (and of course a surgeon)