On Tuesday 24 October the last of local historian David Glover’s Grayston Voices talks for 2017 is specially chosen for the Halloween period. David’s talks usually sell out so advance tickets (£3) are recommended. He will be giving the talk at The Grayston Unity (by the Town Hall) at 7.30pm and 9pm.
Spooky Tales for Hallowe’en
David tells the story of how a curse on a Halifax pedlar helped convict a “Pendle Witch” in 1612; the 18th Century tale of Mrs Haigh of Shaw Hill, almost buried alive in Halifax Parish Church around 1770; and the apparent contemporary cases of human combustion involving sisters less than a mile apart, near Sowerby Bridge in 1899. David will also describe two non-local ancestral curses – The Headless Horseman of Chavenage, and the Monk’s Curse of Cowdray.