Wild and Wuthering - February 13
Bob Harris with his wife Trudie, Bryan Josh and Steve
Haunted Lion Inn
It was great see so many friends both old and new at the Classic Rock Society (CRS) awards on Saturday. Bob Harris was giving out the awards. Ever the gentleman and perennial music enthusiast, he has influenced many and encouraged a breadth of interest. I enjoyed connecting with him and his wife Trudie. Following the awards ceremony, Magenta gave a fine performance.
The following day Jo and I drove up on to the Yorkshire Moors where the beginning part of the film An American Werewolf in London was shot. It is indeed bleak and wild, and snow is still clinging to the rocks up there. Our destination was the old Lion Inn, standing alone in the midst of this desolate landscape. We were relieved when it finally appeared!
Bryan and Olivia of the band Mostly Autumn, who we met at the pub told us of all the extraordinary hauntings that have gone on in the place and been observed by many. People working there also spoke about the strange happenings. Who knows, but my fork appeared to jump off the table and a door unlatched itself and opened in front of me, so I guess anything is possible. It was built hundreds of years ago beside an ancient burial mound and has quite a history. Recently it was also a venue for live acts, which I can imagine would've really been jumping with the spirits...
Steve with John Young and Frosty Beedle (who've just brought out Lifesigns with Nick Beggs)
Neolithic monolith near the Lion Inn on the moor