Tom Slemen Haunted Merseyside with Tom Slemen

The Haunted Laundrette

In October 1973, a 59-year-old Halewood window cleaner named Sid Parker was reading through a local newspaper when he noticed a very interesting offer in the Businesses for Sale section. 

The... Read more »

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE YOVAR

In the summer of 1962, a 25-year-old Huyton man named John Garnet-Chaffins met a beautiful 19-year-old girl at a party in Whiston named Jo Ann Carlson. 

John and Jo Ann fell madly in... Read more »

STRANGE IMPOSTORS

In August 1982, Frank Johnson, a widowed Huyton businessman, was drinking in the Stanley Arms pub on Roby Road one Saturday afternoon, and he felt so down in the dumps. 

He sat there,... Read more »

THE DEMON IN THE POOL

In the late 1990s a reclusive man in the Midlands named Stephen who had won millions on the National Lottery passed away, and he left the bulk of his fortune to his 35-year-old nephew in Liverpool,... Read more »

TALES OF THE ASTRAL

One inclement night in the 1990s, a 19-year-old Huyton lad named Tom came off his motorbike in torrential rain as he tried to negotiate that bend where Mab Lane swings into Deysbrook Lane in West Derby.... Read more »

THE DOPPELGANGER

The following strange story was told to me many years ago by a prominent theatre director. I have had to change a few names for legal reasons.

In the 1960s, Jeremy Richards, a Huyton-born... Read more »

The Huyton Vampire Hunter

On the Tuesday morning of 6 May 1952 at around 3.20am, a group of silhouettes was seen skulking about among the gravestones of St James’s Cemetery, a vast sunken graveyard next to the Anglican... Read more »

THE KNOWSLEY WITCH

Across Knowsley in the early 1994, strange rumours circulated about a woman who was said to be a real-life witch and her ability to cure all sorts of ailments and conditions.

Raymond Gallantree,... Read more »

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EDUCATION

Pupils shine at STEM challenge

A group of Year 8 pupils from Kirkby High School recently took part in the Merseyside STEM challenge day at Liverpool John Moores University.

The STEM project work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering... Read more »



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RUNNING SESSIONS (AGES 16 - ADULT) - HALEWOOD

Halewood Environment Centre, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB. Road running sessions delivered by Knowsley Harriers Athletics Club for both beginners and more experienced runners. Ages 16+. Free. See www.knowsleyharriers.com/... Read more »

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HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Councillor Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Welcome to my first column as the author of Healthy Knowsley. I’ve been the Knowsley Council cabinet member for health and social care for five months now, leading on the transformation of our Adult Social Care services. This includes investing... Read more »


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