Lancashire Folk Tales

Lancashire Folk Tales, by Jennie Bailey and David England, published by The History Press

Lady Sybil and the Milk White Doe

Lady Sybil and the Milk White Doe

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain’s most diverse counties are vividly retold by David England – writer, storyteller, psychotherapist, and shamanic guide – and Jennie Bailey – writer, poet, and storyteller.

Take a fantasy journey around Lancashire by fabulous forms of transport ancient and modern, including the Southport Pier Tramway, the Widnes-Runcorn Transporter Bridge, and the Bolton Corporation No. 54 Leyland Motors Titan open staircase double decker bus.

Travel to every corner of Lancashire, where pesky boggarts, devouring dragons, villainous knights, venomous beasts and even the Devil himself stalk the land.

As you travel, enjoy a rich feast of local folk tales. Such as :

> Southport – The Phantom Voice from beyond the grave, instilling mortal dread

> Sir Lancelot rising from the waters of Martin Mere to fight the terrible Sir Tarquin

> Liverpool – The Rodney Street Gambler, buried upright with a winning hand

> Oldham – Hannah Beswick, the Mummy in the Clock

> The Unsworth Dragon, ravaging the land and gorging on the folk tending their crops

> The ‘Very Beautyfull Laydys’ of Preston, the undoing of the Jacobite Rebellion

> Lancaster – The Pendle Witches, the persecution and hanging of old Mother Demdike and her crew

Sabden – Lady Sybil and the Milk White Doe, see the picture above.

Beautifully illustrated by local artists Jo Lowes and Adelina Pintea, these tales bring alive the landscape of the county’s narrow valleys, medieval forests and treacherous sands.

You can order your signed copy now by clicking on ‘Buy Lancashire Folk Tales’

“GOD BLESS LANCELOT’S SHIRE”