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Churn Milk Joan

Standing Stone / Menhir


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.
Posted by Comus
29th August 2008ce
Edited 29th August 2008ce

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