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Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

The current Lyceum Theatre building in Crewe dates back to 1911 though the theatre has been on the site since 1876, when it originally opened in a converted Roman Catholic Church which had been...

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Redesmere, Siddington

A floating island with an attached legend could once be found at Redesmere in the grounds of Capesthorne Hall. The following description by Robert Charles Hope is published in The Legendary Lore of the...

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Moor Well, Dodleston

Robert Charles Hope recounts the following tale of the Moor Well in The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells (1893). ‘The boundaries of the parish were marked by a series of wells, which used...

Old Brine, Nantwich

On Ascension Day, the old inhabitants of Nantwich piously sang a hymn of thanksgiving for the blessing of the Brine.

Bag or Black Mere

Robert Charles Hope gives the following description of Bag Mere in ‘The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells’ (1893). "Before any heir of this [Brereton] family dies, there are seen in a lake adjoyning, the bodies of trees swimming upon the water for several days together." — [Camden : Brit. (Gibson’s ed.), i. 677.]

Tatton Park Gate

In ‘The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 (1900)’, Augustus J. C. Hare mentions the following ghost story concerning Dick Turpin and a gate of Tatton Park. ‘Dec. 4._–Yesterday we went to church at Rostherne. Going through the park gates, Mrs.

Rostherne Mere

Rostherne Mere which sits to the north of Tatton Park has a Mermaid story attached to it. In ‘The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 (1900)’, Augustus J. C.

Piper’s Hollow, Sandbach

On 3 September 1651 the final battle of the English Civil War was fought, the Battle of Worcester. Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarian New Model Army had a recorded strength of around 28,000 and they defeated the 16,000 strong Royalist Army, many of whom were Scottish.