Pig pub’s past and pa­gan mythol­ogy

Macclesfield Express - - MACABRE MACCLESFIELD – PART FOUR -

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.

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