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The Skull at the Pack Horse Pub, Affetside

Strictly speaking, the Pack Horse in Affetside is in Greater Manchester now, but historically this whole area used to be part of Lancashire… Built in 1443, this old pub is proud of the skull displayed above the bar. The skull … Continue reading

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The Devil at Hell Clough

Up on the moor near Bacup, there is a pile of loose boulders in an area known as Hell Clough and, as you’d expect, there’s a legend featuring the Devil which explains how this came to be. Somewhere near this … 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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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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Huntroyd Hall, Simonstone

In 1594, no less than seven members of a Huntroyd family were possessed by evil spirits. Nicholas Starkie and his wife lived in the large house with their two children, John and Anne. The children were the first to be … Continue reading

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Samlesbury Hall – Bells, Witches, and a White Lady

During the Lancashire cotton riots in 1878, a young sub-altern was garrisoned with his company at Samlesbury Hall, near Blackburn. In the early morning he was awakened by the sound of a woman crying bitterly in the corridor outside his … 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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