Mother Shipton’s Cave

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Nestling against the River Nidd in Knaresborough, you will find a virtually unique phenomenon in Mother Shipton’s Cave. So named due to it being the birth place and home of the most famous resident of the town, Mother Shipton herself. In 1488 a young frightened child of 15 years old had been hauled before the […]

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The Lambton Worm

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The legend of the Lambton Worm lives on forever through the song by the same name. The lyrics, written in dialect, are available from the Traditional Music Library The┬áLambton Worm was made famous by the 1867 pantomime song by C.M. Leumane, performed at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle Upon Tyne. There is some disagreement locally, […]