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Churn Milk Joan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

I used to visit this lonely stone alot when I lived in Luddenden foot. The folklore regarding the placing of money into the basin at the top of the stone dates back many,many years.

A local chap once told me that the stone marks the spot where Joan (carrying her milk churn in a snow storm) died.

I remember visting this stone one July morning in 1999 (if my memory serves me) to find three quid in the basin and a stick of blackpool rock placed on the floor next to the stone.

Strange indeed.

Ringstone Edge Cairn Circle — Fieldnotes

I had a good look at this place last week. This would have made a very impressive site if the stones had still been there.

My grandfather used to tell me that a local farmer pulled down the last of the stones sometime in the 1940s. Apparently he remembered this site from his childhood years when there was more to see.

Still a nice place to visit in nice weather.
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