Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘Haunted’ Muker barn identified

A previous post resurrecting a Victorian ghost story about a haunted barn near Muker caught the attention of researcher Karen Griffiths who is working on a Heritage Lottery Fund project ‘Every Barn Tells a Story’. Her careful follow-up investigation has … Continue reading

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Wham – a mixed bag of meanings

Swaledale and Arkengarthdale have between them three places with the word-element wham in the name. It’s an obscure northern dialect word occurring in the Pennine hills of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland, as well as in Lancashire, Cheshire, Dumfries and Galloway, … Continue reading

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