The Cockerham Devil
Bob Jenkins wrote this about the local Cockerham legend and supplied the proof:
The Devil’s Hoofprint on Broadfleet Bridge
The Devil once resided at Cockerham, a prosperous village some 5 miles northwest of Pilling. His (or her) presence caused crop failure and livestock problems. The village parson, doctor and schoolmaster challenged him to battle of wits – and they won. The Devil was furious, and took a giant stride out of Cockerham, his hoof landing on Broadfleet Bridge in Pilling. His next stride took him to Blackpool, where he still lives.
(The top photo is of a charity swim for Cockerham Cancer Care. They breed ’em tough in Lancashire!)