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David Castleton is the author of The Standing Water, a literary gothic novel set in 1980s northern England and heavily imbued with folklore, myth and a pervading sense of the uncanny, available from Amazon here. David blogs at The Serpent's Pen, where he explores folklore, myth, psychogeography, the gothic and the darker sides of literature and creativity. Follow David on Twitter here or visit his website.

David Castleton explores a curious local tradition in Glentham, Lincolnshire, which seems to merge folkloric traditions with Christian rituals.