Here's a little mystery from English folklore. There must have been a Red Cat of singular notoreity or legend in the north of England. He is commemorated in sculpture and place-names, but what he did to earn fame we do not know, for the folklore about him has died unrecorded.
The Red Cat has been sculpted as a capital in the chapel at Brimstage Hall. This was built in 1376. There is a Red Cat pub in Crank and there was another in the village of Brimstage itself, but it was destroyed before World War II. There is a Red Cat Lane in Burscough and a Red Cat Hill in Harrogate. The story of this Red Cat is, however, lost in the mists of time.
However, to keep the name at least in circulation, a modern Red Cat Inn has been built in Greasby.
Thursday, 31 March 2016
MYSTERY OF THE RED CAT
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