|SHUCKLAND Introduction Alphabetical List of Locations|
|Legend:||South of the city of Ely can be found
Braham Farm [TL533776]. Black Shuck, as he is called here, has
reportedly been seen "bounding" across the fields and the A10 road
between here and the village of Witchford. (1) Another source says that
he crosses the road at dusk, causing chaos among motorists. (2) He is
supposedly black, with shining eyes. (3)
It's said that until the early 1900s, the howls of 'shucky dogs' could be heard on moonless nights in Ely. (4)
(1) Neil R. Storey: 'A Grim Almanac of Cambridgeshire' (The History Press, 2009), p.159.
(2) Vivienne Doughty & Margret Haynes: 'Haunted Ely' (S. B. Publications, 1996), p.8.
(4) Mike Petty (ed.): "Fenland: Past to Present", published by the Cambridgeshire Times, 1991
|Place Name:||Ely - of uncertain origin, generally thought to mean 'district of eels'.|