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Bowdon Church and the Mummy’s Hand

There’s a Victorian tale about a Bowdon lady who visited Egypt and brought home a gruesome souvenir; a mummy’s hand. She displayed it proudly in her drawing-room under a glass dome and it was, no doubt, an intriguing conversation piece. … Continue reading

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Mysterious Falls From the Sky…

In Accrington, in 1984, over three hundred apples rained from the sky into a garden in East Crescent. The couple who lived there were woken by a horrendous noise – a noise so loud and protracted they thought it must … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Church, Leyland – and its monstrous cat.

Long ago, the people of Whittle-le-Woods set about building a church. All the townspeople helped, so that by the end of the first day the foundations were already laid. The next morning, the priest was visited by a farmer from … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn

Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn, is a stunning building in the Mount Pleasant area of the town.  It is no longer used as a church but the building is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.  It is a Grade II … Continue reading

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Mystery initials on a porch at St Peter’s Church, Heysham

On the latest of my frequent trips to Heysham, I discovered something – or several somethings – I’d never seen before. I’d driven there in the hope of catching an interesting sunset, as I’d judged that the sun might show … Continue reading

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