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Scratching Fanny and the Cock Lane Ghost

cock lane ghost

Ghostly goings on and doubles entendres galore in today’s spooky tale from the streets of old London

Mentioned by Dickens and Hogarth, Scratching Fanny was a ghost purported to haunt a small alley called Cock Lane, between St Paul’s and Smithfield. The existence or otherwise of the Cock Lane Ghost became a great talking point in Regency London, with Anglicans and Methodists taking sides over the religious ramifications of Scratching Fanny in the afterlife.

Read more about Scratching Fanny and the Cock lane Ghost on Wikipedia

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