blackburn

  • Hodgson vs. Houdini

    Harry Houdini in chains prior to an escape act.

  • Mr. Hodgson's Blackburn Neighborhood

    Corporation Park Pub in Blackburn. Photo by Robert Wade.

    Back in 1988/9, having read — I now forget where — not only that William Hope Hodgson had lived for some time in Blackburn, Lancashire, but, of particular interest, that his idea for the mysterious dwelling of 'The House on the Borderland' may well have been influenced by his Blackburn home, I made attempts to find out where that home had been...