Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hornby Castle- Lord Monteagle the Necromancer

The first documentary evidence of Hornby Castle is in 1226, when it was already well-established. The castle we see today is a modern Gothic-inspired building, dating from 1847. But that in no way spoils the story… Edward Stanley of Hornby … Continue reading

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The Passage of Fact into Folklore

This is the only surviving photograph of Jim Dawson. Shown here with the kind permission of Jennie Lee Cobban, from her personal collection. In my book ‘Lancashire Folk’ I mention a well-known story about the ghost of John Dawson who … Continue reading

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