Tag Archives: Leicestershire

The Cursed Shoes of Papillon Hall

Market Harborough, like many places, has its share of ghosts and haunted buildings.  However, this post concerns a haunted building just outside Market Harborough.  Papillon Hall used to stand on the way to Lubenham and was built around 1624 by … Continue reading

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Market Harborough

Market Harborough was a ‘new’ town created in the 12th century and lies about halfway between Leicester and Northampton.  According to Nicholls, Market Harborough was first mentioned in 1170; it was mentioned again in a Pipe Roll of 1199 relating to … Continue reading

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Agnes Bowkers’ Cat

I love the weird and wonderful and this story is definitely that.  I have taken most of the information from, Agnes Bowker’s Cat; Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England, by David Cressy. Agnes Bowker, aged 27, daughter of … Continue reading

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Plague!

Oh Lord save us!  A great pestilence is upon us. Reports reached London in 1347 of a terrifying and incurable disease which was spreading from the East.  It reached England in 1348 and is thought to have killed millions of … Continue reading

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7th Leicesters at Dinner April 1915

I love days like today.  You look out of the one window and there is a beautiful blue sky and sunshine; you look out of another window and see a dark and stormy sky heading straight for you.  When it … Continue reading

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Measures Lumley

I have always loved rummaging around in shops full of old junk and curios so when I came across a shop named ‘Stuff’, it was heaven.  Although my house is already crammed with books and curios, it only took a … Continue reading

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