S5E17 – The Wild Man of Letchworth Hall

The Wild Man of Letchworth Hall

John Alington was an English eccentric who really put the “letch” in Letchworth. This randy reverend scandalised Hertfordshire with his saucy sermons and rock-and-roll hijinks. Alasdair tells James the peculiar history of a very rich man with a penchant for leopardskin and massively over-explaining things.

Plus, an unusual attorney, a pair of identical twin poachers and a ghostly monk chucked in for chills.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

This episode was edited by Joseph Burrows – Audio Editor.

Featured image from a sketch by Samuel Lucas in Hitchin Worthies, Reginald L. Hine, 1932.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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