S3E92 – The Midnight Library 3 – Marsden Grotto

Marsden Grotto, South Shields

It’s a festive crossover! Alasdair and James have been spirited away by the Midnight Library’s Miranda Merrick.

Where better to spend the festive interregnum twixt Christmas and New Year than nipping down the pub for a cheeky ale and a packet of beef clippings? Who cares if the pub in question is Miranda’s creepy local, The Broom and Fang? This time, the boys have to sing for their supper, with dynamite tales of smuggling, treachery and… revenge. Marsden Grotto in South Shields, a drinking establishment located in a hollowed-out cliff, is a cave-based boozer. A speleological hostelry. The ultimate hole-in-the-wall.

And, yes, it’s haunted.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft. Featuring Miranda Merrick & Mr Darling.

Sound design by soundslikeanearful.com.

Featured image from the Midnight Library Collection.

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




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