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Hill Meadow; Cromwell’s Hill.

In the area of Lancaster known as Aldcliffe, close to the canal and on the edge of countryside, there is an ancient field called Hill Meadow. In this field, I have read, there is an artificial hill, a few hundred … Continue reading

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The Tinker’s Tale

In a curious story from the 16th century, it transpires that the ‘Black Arts’ included lock-picking and other tricks of thievery.  Certainly there was artfulness and talent amongst those who made their living from this crime.  The tools for picking … Continue reading

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