Introduction

Hi and welcome to my site.
Cheshire is full of weird and wonderful stories of the supernatural, local heores and the mysterious.
I will take you on a tour as I look deep into the Cheshire that lies underneath the wonderful countryside and find the secrets that still hide there.
What magic and long lost secrets will we find?
So, sit back and enjoy my journey. This is a land of Magic, Knights, Dragons, Wizards, Witches, Boggarts, Murder, Ghosts and Old Forgotten Knowledge.


I would love to hear your stories as well. So if you have anything you would like me to look into and find information out, please let me know.

Friday, 29 January 2010

THE DRAGON OF MIDDLEWICH


Moston is a small hamlet just outside Middlewich, Cheshire. The whole area is steeped in a legend about a Dragon.

Middlewich Parish Church has a screen in the Venables Chapel showing the story I am about to tell you. The Venable family commemorated this event in their coat of arms.

Around the beginning of the 12th century, this area of Cheshire was under attack by a fierce dragon. Many people had died either by being attacked by the dragon or by trying to kill it.

Thomas Venables, son of Sir Thomas Venables, first cousin of William the Conqueror, stood up to rid the lane of this dragon.

He faced the dragon alone. He went to where the dragon lived, which was in the swamps of Bache Pool(Dragon's Pool/Lake) at Moston. A road now runs through this area called Dragon's Lane.

He saw the dragon and just as the dragon was going to eat a child, Thomas shot an arrow through its eye. He then finished the dragon off with his sword.

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