Category Archives: Traditions

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 … Continue reading

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Happy Oestre!

The majority of Christian festivals have dates which are set in stone; Christmas and all the saint’s days are celebrated on specific dates which never change from year to year. Yet Easter, which commemorates Christ’s death and resurrection and so … Continue reading

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Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, when our earliest ancestors rejoiced that from henceforth the days would become longer and the Sun return to the land. It was a day for celebration and feasting and … Continue reading

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Borwick Hall

This 16th century manor house is a Grade 1 listed building now used as an outdoor education centre. A New Year tradition here is that someone must knock on the door on New Year’s Eve and hand over a ripe … Continue reading

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