The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

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mcnab created the topic: The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

Just bought this book on Ebay, anyone read it? Bertie? Very intersesting stuff in it indeed.

I was interested because of the Subject, but also because the author also wrote The Secret Valley, about Buttermere in the Roman times, a lovely old book which I also own.

Much is far fetched, but Robinson the Ilkley invalid couch builder describes to the author the origin of of some of the ancient landmarks and there is an episode that sounds like UFO activity.

Haven't googled him just yet, but Size states he was in Ilkley to fight a local injustice, but doesn't state what this was.


I will quote some bits later if anyones interested.
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hoveboy replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

Sounds intriguing McNab! Love the mystery of all things moors!

Interestingly, did a Wiki search and came up with this:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Size

Oddly :blink: it doesn't mention Ilkley or said novel at all!

How very odd!?! :ohmy:
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mcnab replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

aha, the Victoria Golf Hotel is mentioned in an ad at the back of my book
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BertieWooster replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

Never heard of it, no. sounds very interesting though. Traacking down good stuff on Yorkshire and local folklore is really hard. Yorkshire is very much neglected in the folklore stakes, which is odd as the main academic centre is in Sheffield, but they all tend to run out to the Peak.
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Imor replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

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Never heard of it, no. sounds very interesting though. Traacking down good stuff on Yorkshire and local folklore is really hard. Yorkshire is very much neglected in the folklore stakes, which is odd as the main academic centre is in Sheffield, but they all tend to run out to the Peak.


I have a copy somewhere bertie.

Must dust the library down before the mice are better read than I.
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mcnab replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

This book is odd! The author seems to be making up visions to explain the purpose of the various stones fashioned my ancient man on the moors.

According to the author, the Cow had a face carved into the rock!



The Ancient Midleton family had a wall built along a green track from Win'yat Nick to Dick Hudson that had been used by ancient Britons, so as to do what they could to obliterate it "And the reason they gave was that this track had been haunted by ghosts, and that there had been inexplicable fatalities along it"

The Cowper Cross was erected by a the Middletons as a place of refuge where the track crossed Keighley Gate, "a place of refuge when supernatural dangers were about".

After heavy rainfalls, many flint arrowheads were exposed on the moor top.

The Fire Stone: said to be where basket like structures held victims of sacrifice who were burnt in great fires. Nicholas Size thinks that as the grain of the rock is vertical whilst the one below is horizontal bed rock, then the hand of man positioned the rock there...Hmmm Glacier? Ground heave?

Bale= Evil Don= Hill Baildon Hill a place of great evil!! Hells Angels gather there still!!!


The Doubler stones; "The ground around them is acursed due to ancient witch craft carried out there" There is an oval deppression which fits the human form perfectly. Robinson demonstrates how this throws back the head perfectly exposing the throat inviting the sacraficial knife


The Pancake stone above Highfield; Nicholas Size thinks that as the grain of the rock is vertical whilst the one below is horizontal bed rock, then the hand of man positioned the rock there...Hmmm Glacier? Ground heave?

The Hieroglyphic Rock between Cow and Crockodile Rock "underneath is The Fairies' Church"
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Imor replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

I blame the water again, mcnab.

But you're right the writer does have some strange ideas about the moor. I reckon he'd done the ba t'at bit before he put pen to paper.
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Typhoon replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

Definitely going to search out a copy of this book...
Sounds brilliant - loads of creepy stories to tell mini Typhette!

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BertieWooster replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

He did similar ones on the Lakes.
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mcnab replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

I'm done with my copy now, lots of horror stories, I doubt if any are true. Happy to loan it out.
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Imor replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

Typhoon wrote:

Definitely going to search out a copy of this book...
Sounds brilliant - loads of creepy stories to tell mini Typhette!


Ilkley Library have a copy, Typhoon.
Save you spending your much earned bluedaloons
or whatever currenty they pay you on the green
planet.

How's mini Typoon btw?
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Typhoon replied the topic: Re:The Haunted Moor [Ilkley] By Nicholas Size 1934

Great... Thanks Imor. I'll get Mrs Typh to search it out next time she and the small one are on the hunt for more 'Winnie the Witch' :)

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Typhoon wrote:

Great... Thanks Imor. I'll get Mrs Typh to search it out next time she and the small one are on the hunt for more 'Winnie the Witch' :)


You may find it's in the local history section, but I'm sure the Librarians will be able to help.
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