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Manchester Folk…

The manuscript of my next book, Manchester Folk, is finally with the publisher and compiling this new collection has been a joy. Apart from discovering magical places I didn’t previously know existed, it’s been very interesting to see how similar … Continue reading

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Gamel and the Goblins – St Chad’s Church, Rochdale

  Long ago, when the Saxons inhabited this land, a man called Gamel (about whom several stories are told) chose a place by the River Roche to build a church. By nightfall he and his workmen had laid the foundations … Continue reading

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A Dream Of Murder in Bolton

At the very beginning of the 19th century, a murder was solved by a dream and the story was vouched for by a very trustworthy source, the Reverend H. Alexander, pictured above, a prominent man of the cloth. A man … Continue reading

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That’s Lancashire TV…

As it’s Hallowe’en season, my local TV station, That’s Lancashire TV, asked me to their studio for an interview. I imagined this would be a short piece, talking about my book and the fact that I was going to be … Continue reading

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How to Buy the Book!

Amazon.co.uk, who ‘lost’ my book recently, now have it available again.  You can also order from Book Depository very easily. However, you can order directly from the distributor, Gazelle Books, and the link below will take you directly to the … Continue reading

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Radcliffe Tower and the sad tale of Fair Ellen

Radcliffe Tower stands on Church Street in Radcliffe, Manchester. This manor house was built in 1403 and it once had two towers and a moat but most of it was demolished in the 19th century. The remaining tower is now, … Continue reading

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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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