Lancashire Folk – the Book!


‘Lancashire Folk’ by Melanie Warren

Very pleased to finally be able to announce that Lancashire Folk will be published in November 2015, by Schiffer Publishing, as part of their extensive collection of paranormal literature.  As stock comes to their UK distributor by sea, it will be available in the UK from January 2016.  Priced at £16.99, it will be a hardback with 240 pages.

Journey through Lancashire, England, to visit 155 places where strange history meets creepy modern times. Arranged alphabetically by town and place, the stories tell of ghosts, witches, fairies, dragons, and altercations with the Devil (who is not as clever as he thinks!) Legends connected to ancient monuments, holy wells, and the locations of Green Man carvings are also included. Sometimes these tales echo history and sometimes they come from a deeper folklore. Sometimes ghost stories are discredited…sometimes they are not. A useful guidebook for tourists and travelers, this book is also an invaluable compendium for serious researchers. Stories are indexed by type and a separate index lists postcodes and Ordnance Survey map references for those who wish to visit the locations for themselves.

“Melanie Warren has collected British folk tales and ghost stories for almost four decades and her fascination with her subject shines through in this collection. For many years, Melanie was a paranormal investigator and took part in innumerable ghost-hunts but never saw a ghost, although she did have several experiences she finds hard to explain She was also BBC Radio Lancashire’s resident “paranormal expert” and co-authored two collections of ghost stories, which were broadcast on BBC local radio stations. Melanie is now concentrating on turning her extensive collection of stories and tales into a series of books, one county at a time. Melanie lives in Lancashire and has done so all her life.”

Schiffer Publishing, 9780764349836

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About LancashireFolk

Lancashire folklore, legends, ghosts, local history - author of 'Lancashire Folk' published by Schiffer Publishing 2016 - 9780764349836 £19.50. Please visit to see upcoming books. The Enchanted Valley and Manchester Folk will be published in 2020. Cumbria Folk almost ready!
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7 Responses to Lancashire Folk – the Book!

  1. Andy says:

    I am curious now about the experiences you find hard to explain!


    • mellizwarren says:

      Well there’s one good story in the book which was my own personal experience of living in a house with a ghost – backed up by experiences of other people who ran businesses in the same building… Too many ‘coincidences’ – a ghost was the simplest answer!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi, Mell. Give me a call to let me now david tel-numb, Steve Edward.Nice Post by the way keep up the good warke


  3. simonjkyte says:

    This looks very interesting

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanks! Glad you think so!


  5. simonjkyte says:

    I actually have a classic on northern folklore somewhere


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