Legends and Superstitions of the County of Durham

County Durham is an ancient place with a deep and rich history. So it is really not too surprising to find there are a number of legends and superstitions that date back centuries that relate to the area. Modern re-telling of these legends can often seem a little formulaic, so I was really interested when […]

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of “Jack the Ripper“, the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during the autumn of 1888. But did you know that for a short period of time, a man from County Durham was suspected by the Police of being the Ripper? Looking back at newspapers of the […]

A trip out spotting

I have been out and about this evening in the car. I wanted to find new places where I can park up and do some UFO spotting, or Sky-watching if you prefer. Unusually for me, I managed to find a few roads I had not driven before in the County which was nice. Some were […]