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  1. I had a very encouraging meeting with George...

    I had a very encouraging meeting with George Hawkins of The Reader Organisation yesterday and was very impressed with their proposed plans for the Calderstones in 2015/16
    However, the stones are...
  2. It has been nearly two years now since I first...

    It has been nearly two years now since I first posted about my concerns for the condition of the vestibule and the Calderstones themselves.

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    Currently the vestibule is once again...
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    The collected edition of Sherlock Holmes - The...

    The collected edition of Sherlock Holmes - The Liverpool Demon is available now in all good book shops, and comic shops, and also to order online via...
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    26811 Sherlock Holmes - The Liverpool Demon...

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    Sherlock Holmes - The Liverpool Demon collected edition is now available to pre order via Amazon.co.uk. <- just click this link to pre-order :)

    The book is scheduled for release in late...
  5. The unabridged version of the article is now...

    The unabridged version of the article is now available for free online at http://www.dailygrail.com/Guest-Articles/2013/3/The-Calderstones-Liverpool

    The vestibule at Calderstones park is now fully...
  6. Mr. Andrew Gill...

    Mr. Andrew Gill was the lanternist and put on a very entertaining and interesting show which, of course, included a Snoring Man Swallows a Rat moving slide, amongst the dozens of others.

    Although...
  7. From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21595625...

    From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21595625

    11 March 2013 Last updated at 00:32 Help

    Volunteers in Liverpool are giving up their free time to clear out a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels...
  8. Victorian Lantern talk at Garston & District Historical Society this Friday

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    Begins at 7:30 pm
    £3 for non members (£2 for members)
    http://www.garstonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/

    I hope to do a small write up on the event, time permitting.
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    Some of you here might notice a bit of Liverpool...

    Some of you here might notice a bit of Liverpool history/folklore creeping in to issue #2 of the series (out today) in this image.

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    Sherlock Holmes - The Liverpool Demon

    Sherlock Holmes - The Liverpool Demon is a new comic series co-written by myself and my wife, Leah Moore. This is our second Holmes series - the first being The Trial of Sherlock Holmes back in 2009....
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    The Myth of MacKenzie's Tomb

    This being Halloween I thought it might be a good time to lay a ghost to rest - namely that of Mr William MacKenzie whose restless, devil dodging spirit many Liverpool ghost tour operators will no...
  12. The Underground Empire of Joseph Williamson

    First published in Strange Attractor Journal volume three
    Second as self published pamphlet to accompany the release of 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool
    Third in Darklore volume four


    The...
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    Vanished Castles of Liverpool

    West Derby was once home to a motte and bailey castle - a wooden fort on a raised earthwork (“motte”) accompanied by an enclosed courtyard (“bailey”), surrounded by a protective ditch/moat and wooden...
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    The Monk's Well, Wavertree

    Qui non dat quod Habet, Doemon Infra Ridet. Anno 1414.
    ("He who here does nought bestow, The Devil laughs at him below. The year 1414")

    The text quoted above is engraved upon an ancient well,...
  15. I visited the park again today and took some more...

    I visited the park again today and took some more photographs.

    The temporary fencing around the vestibule has been removed. This fencing presumably belonged to the company who were doing the...
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    Liverpool's zoos - escapes and attacks

    The media frenzy surrounding the Essex Lion last week, coupled with an interesting little piece written by Philip G. Mayer, got me thinking about some notes I made a good while back about some...
  17. I took some photos of the vestibule and the...

    I took some photos of the vestibule and the stones on my way through the park yesterday.

    The hole in the roof (missing panel of glass/plastic) isn't very clear on the photo and is almost certainly...
  18. Liverpool's Parks have today got back to me...

    Liverpool's Parks have today got back to me stating that

    "Unfortunately owing to our current budget situation these works are being undertaken in an incremental manner subject to funding approval...
  19. A month later and the vestibule and ancient...

    A month later and the vestibule and ancient stones are still in exactly the same condition they were when I first contacted the council.

    I am currently in touch with the Merseyside Archaeological...
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    A Visitor's Guide to Haunted Liverpool

    First of all I must apologise for the length of time between posting here of late. I have plenty of notes and ideas for future pieces to post here on Yo Liverpool but not very much free time do do so...
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    My own Toxteth based short horror ON THE BANKS OF...

    My own Toxteth based short horror ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER JORDAN uses some of the themes and settings mentioned in the above piece.

    More info at moorereppion.bigcartel.com
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    The Witch-Cult in Merseyside

    August the 1st is Lammastide, a traditional Summer Harvest Festival dating back to pre-Anglo Saxon times. Lammas, also known by its Celtic name Lughnasadh, is one of the key dates closely associated...
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    Friday the 13th onboard the RMS Titanic

    The Britannia Adelphi Hotel was originally built in 1826 and stands on the corner of today’s Brownlow Hill and Copperas Hill. The hotel was remodelled and largely rebuilt in 1912 in order to...
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    The Childe of Hale

    BobEd jogged my memory about this piece by referencing it in his Speke Hall post earlier today.

    Article originally published in Fortean Times #187 (2004)

    The Childe of Hale

    About two miles...
  25. The Calderstones - South Liverpool's Stonehenge

    Abridged excerpt from "The Calderstones of Liverpool" published in Darklore Vol 6 (2011)

    The Calderstones - South Liverpool's Stonehenge

    Formerly a private estate, the land which now makes up...
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