Monthly Archives: August 2014

How about this for a list of ‘sprites and bogies’…

One of the earliest sources I’m currently working with is a collection of tracts written by Michael Aislabie Denham, who was a Yorkshireman, an ordinary man who made his living as a ‘general merchant’. He died in 1859, in Piersebridge … Continue reading

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Ladyewell, at Fernyhalgh, near Preston

Ladywell House is a vocational centre with a small chapel on the upper floor. It takes its name from the magical spring-fed well which lies in the grounds of the house. Today it is easily accessible, but once upon a … Continue reading

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Hill Meadow; Cromwell’s Hill.

In the area of Lancaster known as Aldcliffe, close to the canal and on the edge of countryside, there is an ancient field called Hill Meadow. In this field, I have read, there is an artificial hill, a few hundred … Continue reading

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