Posts Tagged Leeds

George Prideaux 1871 – 1926

George Prideaux 1871 – 1926

  George Prideaux stars in the book A Christmas Story.   He also stars in the book Collected Prideaux Ghost Stories in the story Cherry Ripe.    

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Matthew Prideaux 1838 – 1888

Matthew Prideaux 1838 – 1888

  Matthew Prideaux features in the book Collected Prideaux Ghost Stories in the story Christmas at the Workhouse.  

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John Prideaux 1796 – 1871

John Prideaux 1796 – 1871

  John Prideaux features in the story The Chudleigh Charity in the book More Prideaux Ghost Stories. He also stars in the book Collected Prideaux Ghost Stories in the story The Starling Tree

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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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