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Old Bramley – Fact meets Fiction

Old Bramley – Fact meets Fiction

When I was writing SHUDDER, I knew about the rhubarb. I knew that  many gardeners including my granddad, were good at growing it. Granddad told me tales of rhubarb plants put under cover which would  creak as they grew. There was a thriving market garden industry  in Old Bramley at one time and rhubarb  formed a large part of

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Bramley Town Street

Bramley Town Street

Because our family left Bramley in the late 60’s and returned only rarely afterwards, Old Bramley is the one which remains in my mind . It is easy to follow the old streets, and stone cottages and ginnels which we as children scampered around. There was so much greenery and

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Mill Town

Mill Town

I have already said that Mill Town was based on Old Bramley, a place I am experientially familiar with and also through passed down tales. I played as a young girl in the field in front of the mill with my siblings and friends, when the horses

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Lawnswood Cemetery

Lawnswood Cemetery

The cemetery and grounds of Lawnswood Cemetery feature in ‘Shudder’ as the church and the graveyard.  I have moved it to the edge of the woods near Finders Hospital  where it is also the scene of the dramatic finale to the story. For the sake of the story, it is not the exact likeness of Lawnswood,

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Bramley near Leeds

Bramley near Leeds

I debated for a little while as to whether I should write about the town on which I based Mill Town. I decided that I should and can officially announce that I have mapped the town based on  an area of Bramley near Leeds in Yorkshire. Bramley has altered hugely in the past 50

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