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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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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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Lancashire Folk – the Book!

Pleased to announced that Lancashire Folk is finally available!  It is now in stock and available for purchase from the distributor, Gazelle Books.  For direct customers Gazelle have set up a promotional offer which will allow you to buy the … Continue reading

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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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Fulwood Barracks, Fulwood, Preston

The garrison church at Fulwood Barracks dates from 1847. It is haunted by a soldier, thought to be a former Chaplain who lost his life in the First World War. He was seen quite clearly in full light of day … Continue reading

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Pleasure Beach would seem an unlikely home for ghosts, but in fact there are several. The Ghost Train is haunted by ‘Cloggy’, a clog-wearing ride attendant who died around the end of the 1970s. His footsteps are very distinctive, … Continue reading

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