July 2020

  • The Lambton Worm

    The Lambton Worm

    One Sunday morning, the rebellious young John Lambton decided to go fishing instead of heading off to church. On his way, he meets an old woman on the road who issues him with a dire warning that no good will come from missing church. Sitting on the banks of the River Wear he cast his…

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  • The Old Woman Of Cotherstone

    Lord Fitzheugh was a young nobleman who lived in Cotherstone, near Barnard Castle in County Durham. Whenever he was at Cotherstone he loved nothing more than to go stag hunting with hounds. One day whilst setting off on a hunt he met an old woman on the road. The old woman warned him not to…

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  • Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge

    Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge

    Back in 2010 I visited the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge. It wasn’t somewhere in the hills I had planned to visit. I had been on a touring holiday in Scotland, but once I saw the sign on the road-side I knew I would have to stop and take a look at this memorial dedicated…

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