S5E22 – Mr Stead and the Coal House Ghost

Mr Stead and the Coal House Ghost

What does it sound like when a spooky story has James Shakeshaft quaking in his (big giant’s) boots? You’ll find out in this episode, because Alasdair has torn two hair-raising mysteries from the pages of W. T. Stead’s book of Real Ghost Stories.

Meet a hard-as-nails northern ghost in a train station cellar, and swim frantically away from the eyeless lady of Willington Mill. Grab your gilets and slankets, and prepare for your spine to be tingled and/or chilled.

Content Warning: References to self harm / suicide and some imagery that might be unsuitable for younger lorefolk.

Join us for another Loremen Live in Oxford on 25th May:


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

This episode was edited by Joseph Burrows – Audio Editor.

Featured image from Moxon’s Christmas Annual, 1878.

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




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