Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Ship Inn at Freckleton

The Ship Inn is reputed to be more than three centuries old. As well as once being a smuggler’s watering-hole, it also harboured a skull which had its home in the attic of the building. Like other such skulls, it … Continue reading

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Entwistle Halt

In the 1940s, the railway employee in charge of Entwistle Halt, one Mr Ackroyd, repeatedly saw a small boy playing by himself in the fields near the railway line. He never appeared during winter months, but during the summer he … Continue reading

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Extwistle Hall

Now in ruins, this ancient house is situated above Swinden Reservoir. It dates from the late 1500s and was once home to the Parker family. Captain Robert Parker lived here with his family in the 17th century and he features … Continue reading

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