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A Thousand Miles of History XXVIII: A Haunt of Rogues…

It had been an incredible morning, starting with the magic of Boscawen Un, our visit to Sennen church and then the long walk to Carn Lês Boel and back. Still flying from the experience, we felt in need of grounding … Continue reading

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All Hallows Eve ~ Brian F. Kirkham #writephoto

The wicker man had a party before the angels landed The wicker man was worried he thought he’d be reprimanded See opposite the church , he’d built a great wood pyre Continue reading at  The Inkwell

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Living Lore: Myths and hauntings of Warwickshire. ~ Gary Stocker

The holy well of Whitnash. Whitnash has been settled since pre-Christian Celtic times. The present-day church of St Margaret is on a mound which may have been of pagan importance in pre-Christian times. It also used to have a holy … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Murder, Ghosts and Sainthood in Offchurch ~ Gary Stocker

Gary Stocker shares the story of a murder, a ghost and a saint… whose legend I explore at the end of Gary’s post: In the Warwickshire village of Offchurch in the 1650s a man was stabbed to death in a … Continue reading

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A Cistercian Abbey

I spent much of my childhood within walking distance of the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, a place where history and legends seem to meld into a story perfectly designed to capture the imagination of a child. The abbey sits amid … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Ghostly Re-enactment of the Battle of Edgehill ~ Gary Stocker

The secondary school which I attended, Kineton High, was in sight of Edgehill, where the first major battle of the British Civil War was fought. A story used to go around October time, during the Michaelmas Term, about how if … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: A Coastline of Ghosts

It felt odd driving down the steep hill to Runswick Bay. I had walked down… and back up… that hill so many times before, equipped with a bucket and spade or a fossil hammer, skipping along beside my grandparents. Little … Continue reading

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Living Lore: The unquiet spirit of Moll Bloxham ~ Gary Stocker

Continuing Gary Stocker’s Sunday series of posts on the folklore, ancient sites and legends of Britain. If you have similar stories to share from the area in which you live,  please read the footnote and send them in. Moll Bloxham … Continue reading

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Melancholy #writephoto

* Stirring memory Inexplicable sadness Forgotten ghosts pass *

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Being Haunted… A True Story in Time for Halloween ~ Susie Lindau

Reblogged from Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride: Most think being haunted requires a creaky old house where a person died unexpectedly. The shock of a fall, suicide, or murder traps them between our world and the next. They believe these lost … Continue reading

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