Hoop petticoats

I first came across miniature - or 'hoop petticoat' - daffodils as a small child, in the Alpine Gardens at Grange-over-Sands, and fell in love with them instantly. They were tiny, delicate yet vibrant, and so very different from the larger, in-your-face daffs we had in our garden at home. Sadly, the Alpine Gardens are... Continue Reading →

Monday mystery: what is this building?

When we visited Grange-over-Sands the other week I was intrigued by one particular building. This was a fairly substantial stone-built barn or workshop, on a corner of Hampsfell Road just off the main 'drag' of the town centre but still close by. The building had me puzzled for a number of reasons. It was large... Continue Reading →

An unlikely setting for the paranormal

The genteel Cumbrian resort of Grange-over-Sands might seem like an unusual place to host the paranormal, but there's something eerie in them thar woods. Pop over to The Spooky Isles magazine to read my article about the phenomenon - and let me know if you've ever felt anything unusual there!  

Plaques, police, and… pickles?

The local civic society has been busy in Grange-over-Sands, putting up lots of blue plaques to explain various bits of the town's history and/or interesting buildings. There's one for the church, another for the municipal clock tower, and also several celebrating more obscure nooks and crannies. One of these announces that a detached, relatively old-looking... Continue Reading →

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