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Legends & superstitions of the country of Durham.

William Brockie

Legends & superstitions of the country of Durham.

by William Brockie

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Published by B. Williams in Sunderland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore -- England -- Durham,
  • Legends -- England -- Durham,
  • Superstition

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesLegends and superstitions of the country of Durham
    The Physical Object
    Pagination239 p.
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22780311M

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"Legends and Superstitions of Durham" contains a vast number of subject areas and of particular fascination is the chapter concerning the Lambton Worm, famous not only in the county but over a much wider area as well.

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The question remains, are those myths and legends stories something that existed in the minds of our ancestors, or were they based on true events.

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