Black Mary by James Harker
Welcome to Port Stories – four unique, locational audio stories by award-winning writers, inspired by Lancaster’s Georgian history.
I'll give you directions after each scene, so you can put your phone away now and relax – take in the world around you.
Each scene will be triggered automatically when you’re in the right spot by your GPS location. Just stop when you hear the story unfold.
Wait here for now, in the courtyard outside the Castle gates.
Here begins Black Mary, by James Harker…
Now, with your back to the castle, head down the hill by the path leading off to the left and stop by the white, stone witches poetry post opposite number 17 with the red front door.
Next, go to the top of the Priory steps. With the castle behind you, turn left along St Mary’s Parade, following it round to the foot of the steps. Once at the top, turn around to take in the view across Lancaster.
Now, continue to walk along with the Priory on your right until you reach the tomb statue of the reclining lady, missing her head and her hand.
Now take a seat on the bench behind the wall just in front of you overlooking the gravestones.
[Followed by credits]
Thank you for listening to Black Mary.
There are three more Port Stories to follow:
You'll find directions to the starting points in the route descriptions.
Goodbye for now.