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Another little anecdote about the Buck Stone…

A couple of years ago I told the story of the enormous dragon / worm / serpent that once lived in Hawes Tarn, Silverdale Recently I came across this lovely little snippet in a little book by one T. Pape: … 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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Written Stone Lane

Written Stone Lane, Longridge Written Stone Lane is little more than a country lane today, but it is part of an old Roman road and was once a thoroughfare. It takes its name from a large slab of stone on … Continue reading

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Hawes Tarn, Silverdale

An enormous serpent used to live in Hawes Tarn, near Yealand Conyers and Silverdale. When it was hungry, it would leave the Tarn and slither to a large rock known as the Buck Stone, conveniently situated in a field which … Continue reading

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Anderton, the Headless Cross

Near the Millstone pub in Anderton, at a crossroads, there is a carved stone a few feet high which is known by two names; the Headless Cross and the Grimeford Cross. It used to denote the centre of the village … Continue reading

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