Pig pub’s past and pagan mythology
WELCOME to the fourth part of our look back at Macclesfield’s hidden past.
This week we are continuing our look back at what author Doug Pickford calls the town’s bad old days.
From the torture of children to a pub’s reputed pagan orgies, we discover the terrible truths the town has kept hidden for a very long time.
We find out how an innocent sounding name can be anything but.
And we brush the cobwebs off some of the town’s mysteries in Doug’s recounting of the tale of a female hermit and that of an old hall named after a pagan mythological beast.
We’ll be bringing you more tales of the town you thought you knew next week.