16th century Townend Barn in Troutbeck Lake District

17th Century Barn Doors in Troutbeck Village

Townend Barn in the Lakeland village of Troutbeck  has remained essentially untouched for over 350 years. The oldest part was built in 1666, with a newer (!) extension which dates back to the 18th century. It is still part of a working farm. The farmer uses it for lambing and Read more…

Meg's Shelton's Boulder witch Fylde Hag Woodplumpton Lancashire village churchyard

The Witch is Escaping from her Grave! Quick, get a Boulder!

“The Witch is Escaping from her Grave! Quick, get a Boulder!” Now, whilst these might not be the exact words spoken on that fateful day in 1705 when Meg Shelton, the Fylde Witch, escaped from her grave for the SECOND time, someone must have said something like it. Meg Shelton, aka Read more…

Fire Engine House

What’s not to like about these bright red doors of the old fire station in the nearby village of Singleton?  (Even the fact that it now functions as an electricity sub-station doesn’t much detract from their magic). I think I need to do some digging to see if I can Read more…

Jesters and their Caps

Thank you, Hugh, for inviting us to post pictures of Hats for this week’s Hugh’s Photo Challenge .       When I found these images tonight I just had to Google Jesters. So, thank you, Hugh, if it hadn’t been for your challenge I’d never have lost myself in the Read more…

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