Category Archives: Ghosts

St Peter’s Church Burnley – and Ghostly Pigs

If legend is to be believed, St Peter’s Church should have been built on the spot where the Godly Lane Cross now stands and where religious rites were habitually celebrated. However, night after night the stones set out to build … Continue reading

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A Ghostly Piano at Blackburn Telephone Exchange

Blackburn Telephone Exchange is a relatively modern building but it has long been regarded as haunted; strange noises have disturbed night-shift workers and the sounds of piano-playing and heavy footfalls have been heard. Piano-playing? How could this possibly be? The … Continue reading

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The Clegg Hall Boggart

It is lovely to report that this wonderful Hall on Clegg Hall Road, which at one point was very close to dilapidation, has been lovingly restored and is once again a glorious building. The photo above shows it very close … Continue reading

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‘Red Clogs’ a Coalminer’s Ghost

Recently, whilst researching for Manchester Folk, I came across an intriguing mention of a ghost known as Red Clogs. No detail was given but with a little research, I discovered that he wasn’t called that because he wore red clogs … Continue reading

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Bloomfield Road Football Ground – Blackpool

The wreck of HMS Foudroyant, near North Pier, Blackpool. Legend has it that the boardroom of Blackpool Football Club is lined with oak panelling taken from Lord Nelson’s flagship. Of course, Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory survives and is safely berthed … Continue reading

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The tale of an indisposed policeman – and a non-ghost…

From the Ashton Weekly Reporter and Stalybridge and Dukinfield Chronicle – Saturday 14 October 1871 – very much a non-ghost but a charming story and wonderfully written! SINGULAR CONDUCT OF AN INDISPOSED POLICEMAN – A LAMPLIGHTER FRIGHTENED BY GHOST. Some … Continue reading

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A Suffolk Ghost Story from the 1660s

Browsing the British Newspaper Archive looking for Manchester stories, couldn’t resist sharing this one – not from Manchester but fascinating all the same, particularly in vew of its date. Manchester Mercury – Tuesday 25 February 1823 A GHOST STORY. Mr … Continue reading

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