Local Lore

A selection of writing exploring the lore of Penwortham, Preston and, more widely, the county of Lancashire.


Faerie Gate, Fairy Lane

Lancashire Boggarts
Penwortham Fairy Funeral
The Black Dog of Preston
The Edge of the Dark
The Dragon of Marton Mere
Grey Geese and Oracles
Lancashire’s Last Wolf

Landscape and History

Castle Hill, motte

Greencroft Valley
Castle Hill
Fish House Brook
The River Syke
Lost Watercourses and Resacredization
Lost Wells and Watercourses of Priest Town
Industrialisation and Radicalism in Preston