Halloween is just around the corner, so in this week’s episode, Brad and Michala’s stories take a *spooky* turn. ‘Headline-less’ Brad kicks off proceedings with an article from the Observer on 31st October 1880 on old Halloween rituals and traditions – including a bizarre husband-snaring tactic involving a wet shirt, salting keyholes and the origins of apple bobbing. Then Michala takes us on a macabre journey, with the headline ‘Body Stealing At Barnsley” (From the Sheffield and Rotherham Independent, 7th Feb 1829).
The episode rounds off, as always, with ‘News In Brief’, featuring things that go bump in the night and a windfall under a haunted tree…
Warning: Episode features weird creepy laughter and ghoulish sounds from your hosts. Mwah ha ha…!
All newspaper articles referenced in this episode were sourced on Newspapers.com, with additional research conducted by Brad and Michala using Ancestry® and other resources.
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