Local Lore

A selection of writing exploring the lore of the Lancashire landscape from its earliest occupation by the Setantii tribe through to the industrial period and into the 21st C, exploring and celebrating the land we live on and sharing the stories its spirits.


The Dragon of Marton Mere
Lady of the Marsh
The Edge of the Dark
The Black Dog of Preston
Penwortham Fairy Funeral
Lancashire Boggarts

Faerie Gate, Fairy Lane


The River Syke
Fish House Brook
Castle Hill
Greencroft Valley

The Ribble


At the Preston Martyrs’ Memorial
Industrialisation and Radicalism in Preston
Lost Watercourses and Resacredization

The Preston Martyrs' Memorial


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