Christmas across East Lancashire is set to be celebrated but in a spooky ghostly style.

Residents across the Clitheroe and neighbouring villages are being invited to take part in Dickensian Christmas Ghost walks around the streets of Clitheroe.

Taking place on Wednesday December 20 and Monday December 22 at 5.30pm, the ghost walks will be led by Simon Entwistle followed by a two-course meal at the Apricot Meringue.

Priced at £21.95 per person, the walks will offer residents a unique Christmas themed ghost walk focusing on the ghostly tales from Clitheroe’s past with a Dickensian theme.

To book onto the walks contact the Apricot Meringue on email at

And not only that but this month residents can also enjoy a ghostly visit from Jerome K Jerome in libraries across Lancashire.

Spot On Rural and Library Touring is supporting storyteller and actor Gav Cross with a brand-new show based on a collection of short stories by Jerome K. Jerome.

After Supper Ghost Stories sees Gav delivering a portmanteau of ghostly tales in Blackburn Central Library, Darwen Library and Morecambe Library.  

After Supper Ghost Stories was first published in 1891 by Jerome K Jerome, famed author of Three Men in a Boat.

One of his lesser-known books, it perfectly parodies the spooky and popular Victorian fascination with comic horror stories. 

Whether this show is billed as a Christmas Chiller or a Winter Warmer, audiences are sure to receive a warm welcome in the three libraries with Blackburn Central Library playing host on Wednesday November 15.

The event at Darwen Library on Thursday November 23 is preceded by an optional ghost walk around Darwen Town Centre which is hosted by the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council refresh team with assistance from Darwen PCSO.

For those audiences who can’t attend an evening performance there is an afternoon event at Morecambe Library on Friday November 24 at 2pm.

Speaking ahead of the tour, Lyndsey Wilson, Spot On Scheme Manager, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Gav in the development of this new touring production.

“We have been eagerly following the progress of the show from the very first gem of an idea when Gav found his first ragged copy of the story - to see it come to fruition in our library venues is a real privilege and we know our audiences will love it.”

Tickets are priced at £5 each.

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