Category: Traditions

  • OWD CANKY the MIDDLETON GRAVE ROBBER

    OWD CANKY the MIDDLETON GRAVE ROBBER

    The legend of ‘OWD CANKY or William Lancashire if we are to use his real name, has been passed down throughout the generations. Tales of grave robbing and the illegal act of selling corpses was a common problem in Victorian-era cemeteries. They stole everything from rings and necklaces to the…

  • The Mummers .. A Forgotten Tradition?

    The Mummers .. A Forgotten Tradition?

    In today’s video, we look into the early beginnings of a tradition that seems to have been long forgotten in some parts of the world – The Mummers or Mummering. The tradition of wearing horrific looking masks and disheveled clothing seems to have disappeared and been replaced with more colourful…