Tag: Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a ceremonial county in the East Midlands of England.

It includes Derby, Chesterfield, Swadlincote, Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

Derbyshire articles on Spooky Isles

Bolsover Castle: Most Haunted Place in England?

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Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire was named the most haunted place in England by English Heritage. RICK HALE looks at why this Chesterfield-based castle has spooked so many...

Ilam Hall, ‘one of my most haunted places’

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Ilam Hall in Derbyshire has a spooky past. PATSY SORENTI tells us about the haunting goings on, including her own experience, at the ancient stately home

England’s Scariest Screaming Skulls

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Screaming skulls are a terrifying phenomena in English ghost lore, says RICK HALE

Three Locations Most Haunted REVIEW

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Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
Most Haunted visited Three Derby Locations for one episode - The Heritage Centre, Laffery's Pub, The Bell Inn. CHRISTINE MILLER looks back at the episode...

Derby Gaol, Most Haunted REVIEW

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Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
CHRISTINE MILLER takes a look back at Most Haunted: Derby Gaol

Derbyshire’s Ghostly Choir and Sermon for the Dead

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Church Pews, Ghostly Choir
K.B. GODDARD reveals one Derbyshire parish's creepy custom of performing church services to empty pews full of ghosts!

Treak Cliff Cavern seancé chaos like 'a metaphysical pickaxe through the...

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Guest writer CHRIS WILLCX describes coming face to face with paranormal energies during an investigation at Treak Cliff Cavern in Derbyshire...

Black dogs and other terrifying warnings of death

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Black Dog
Guest writer K.B. GODDARD ponders the legends of portents of death around the Spooky Isles

The Devil in Derbyshire

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K.B. GODDARD explores Derbyshire's surprising folklore links with the devil...

Stoney Middleton’s Dark Past

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Stoney Middleton
Guest writer K.B. GODDARD takes a look at one of England's most spooky villages, Stoney Middleton in the Derbyshire Dales

The Curse of Derby County

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Derby County Football Club in 1946
MICHAEL S. COLLINS tells how Derby County Football Club was long dogged by a 'gypsy curse'

Last Sunday in August is Eyam’s Plague Sunday

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Plague Sunday
SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS describes how the village of Eyam remembers the bubonic plague of 1665

Dick Turpin: Dark Truth behind England’s Infamous Highwayman

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Dick Turpin
Highwayman Dick Turpin was not the romantic figure we've been led to believe, says ELLIOT DAVIES

Gibbeted: The last live gibbeting in England

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ELLIOT DAVIES recounts the torturous tale of the last live gibbeting in England

Derby’s Saddest Ghost: Hangman John Crossland

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ELLIOT DAVIES ponders the miserable tale of Derby's saddest ghost, John Crossland

Derby’s Top 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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ELLIOT DAVIES picks his five favourite spooky places to visit in the East Midlands City of Derby

Where the Witches Dance: Nine Ladies Stone Circle

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle
KATIE DOHERTY takes a look at The Nine Ladies stone circle, a magical ancient monument based in Derbyshire

Giant Ram of Derby’s horrible origins revealed!

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Derby Ram
The Giant Ram of Derby - the city's mascot - has fascinating and grotesque origins, says ELLIOT DAVIES

Belper’s Horrifying Horseman in Black

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Belper Horseman
Somewhere on the East Midlands crossroad that links Belper to Ashbourne, you'll find the ghostly Horseman in Black. Guest writer ELLIOT DAVIES is going to track him down.

Sutton Scarsdale Hall and its spectres revisited

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Sutton Hall
Guest writer KATIE DIRGE has long been fascinated by the paranormal mystery surrounding Derbyshire's Sutton Scarsdale Hall and its long list of ghostly sightings

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Scotland Witchcraft Apology
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Lincoln: Top 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Lincoln England
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Discover haunted Lincoln in the East Midlands, one of England’s most historic and paranormally-active towns...

5 Things You Should Never Do On A Halloween Ghost Hunt

5 things you should never do on a Halloween Ghost Hunt
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DAVID SAUNDESON explains what not to do on a Halloween ghost hunt to keep yourself safe and sane!

Cornish Owlman: Everything you need to know

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The strange Cornish Owlman was first seen in Mawnan Smith in the 1970s. NIA JONES reveals its strange legend.

Ray Milland, Welsh Horror Star who won an Oscar

Ray Milland
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Welshman Ray Milland had a stunning Hollywood career, including many of the best horrors of the 1960s and 1970s. PETER FULLER looks back on his life.