S4E6 – Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane

Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane

Is this our rudest episode title yet? Cock Lane is a small street in the City of London, infamous for not having a ghost in it. Alasdair introduces James to the “Scratching Fanny” behind the Cock Lane haunting, and the Lorebois go on to encounter a plethora of poltergeists (ahem… polterguys). This episode features celebrity cameos from Anne Robinson and Roger Moore, plus a pair of graveyard ghosts having a truly royal rumble.

We also tiptoe around the gruesome legend of King Edward II’s horrible end’s horrible end.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from A complete contemporary history of the Cock Lane Ghost, 1762.

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




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