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The History and Folklore of Broomfield Parish, Essex, England

The history and folklore of one of the most beautiful churches in Essex, England – Broomfield Parish Church… near Chelmsford. Why did the Normans build the church on Broomfield Green?Well, it’s all to do with a very sneaky dragon that lived in an adjacent field. One of His footprints can still be seen today The film …

A Beautiful Piece of Storytelling

A beautiful piece of story telling. The Murder of Maid Marian, is the eighth story in my collected works for Halloween. This is not a terrifying story, it is actually very sad and beautifully told. If you like a bedtime story, this is perfect for you. The tragic element of this tale, is the nature …

The Golden Farmer – Full Narrated Story

In 1714, 24 years after the golden farmer was executed’ the History of the Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen’. Was First published, the book was a huge success and has been reprinted many times since, this book became the main source of reference into the life of the Golden Farmer.The book attributes the golden …

Ghost Story – The Restless Spirit of Thomas Baker of Melbury Bubb

In 1694, along, what is now known as murderers lane – Thomas Baker of Melbury Bubb my ancestor twice (maternal and paternal) was murdered by two robbers. Thomas died where he fell. His restless soul still haunts the lane where he died. This story is a Dorset favourite and one of the county’s best known. …

Arsenic

13 Terrifying True Stories For Halloween | Story Three | Arsenic Welcome to the third of our 13 terrifying stories for Halloween, today we are going to take a deep dive into the murder of Mary Hounsell, wife of a cattle-doctor and victim of infatuation and love. This is a true story, and makes up …

Alice Kyteler, The Sorcerer of Kilkenny, Ireland

3rd of November 1324, The rain fell heavy across the medieval town of Kilkenny, Ireland. It was a cold autumn morning with high winds and yet the towns folk gathered in the main square, the noise of talk reverberated along the narrow cobbled muddied streets as they waited in awe for a spectacle that no …

13 Terrifying True Stories for Halloween

Linked below is the first of 13 stories I have written and narrated for Halloween.These are all True Stories, and taken from the dark, dusty , twisted pages of my family history. This first story dates from 1856 and based on a murder that happened in the Coffee House Inn, Chertsey , Surrey, England. Nobody …