The Strugglers Inn, Lincoln, is said to be haunted by the ghost of this little fellow. His owner, William Clarke, was executed for murder at Lincoln Castle. After the execution, the dog used to return to the pub looking for his master, whin ing and scratching around. Soon afterward the dog himself died and was stuffed by the Landlord. It was then that the spectral hound started being seen around the pub and castle precinct. Sounds of a pitiful, howling hound have also been heard. The dog was kept at the pub for many years but can now be seen in the Castle Museum - illustrating the story of his master's crime.
Armstrong also makes a surprising appearance on BBC Radio Lincolnshire!
Watch out for Armstrong's Selected Poems this year - and a new popular biography of Newcastle writer Jack Common