A unique collection of odd and macabre true tales, this book features many amazing stories dating back to Macclesfield's earliest history - the days of Druids, wolves, pagan orgies, Roman gods and Robin Hood,as well as incredible episodes from more ...
recent times, - the man who sold his wife, and the schoolboy who could not stop growing. It also delves into the bad old days when small boys were beaten by the mayor and residents had to use 'double-decker' loos. It looks, too, at the ghoulish and grizzly aspects of one of the most haunted towns in the country and even reveals that Dracula worked in a local factory. Among other astonishing facts are Hitler's connections with Macclesfield silk, and Churchill's Macclesfield romance. Illustrated with rare photographs selected from the author's own archive. Macclesfield: Mysterious and Macabre is a must for all lovers of the town and for everyone who enjoys tales of the bizarre and irrational.
Number of pages: 198
Date of publication: 2002-09-xx
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