C is for Churchyards and Church Spires
I went out this morning looking for a witch’s grave.
Meg Shelton, known as the “Fylde Hag” or the “Fylde Witch” was buried in 1705 in the churchyard at St Anne’s Church in the nearby village of Woodplumpton.
And I found it!
I found the boulder they put over her grave to stop her escaping (for a third time). But that’s for a future post. I’ll need to do some research to try to find out how she managed to be buried in consecrated ground; so far I’ve not discovered much.
I did get some photos of the churchyard though.
I saw this notice just as I was about to lean on a headstone and took heed of the solemn warning:
There’s a Right of Way for walkers through the graveyard and into the fields behind the church. You might just spot the Public Footpath sign:
Many of the graves in the old part of the churchyard date from the 1800’s:
This morning’s church, St Anne’s in Woodplumpton doesn’t have much of a spire (though it does have a cupola topped with a weather-vane); but St Michael’s in our nearest town, Kirkham, has a rather magnificent one:
I don’t think St Michael’s has any witches though.
This week Cee’s Black & White Challenge was the letters “C” and “D”.
My post for the letter “D” will have to wait until another day (unless D for Dead counts! there’s enough graves here for it to qualify.)