At Bothel, in the parish of Torpenhow, a stream rises from a well which supplies the village with water. The proverbial “oldest inhabitant” asserted that this stream ran blood on the day of King...
Category: English Fairies
The following is extracted from County Folklore: Suffolk (1893). ‘In Melton stands the ‘Horse & Groom’ inn – in the days of toll-bar gates (thirty years ago) occupied by one Master Fisher.
According to County Folklore: Suffolk (1893) ‘Old Shock is a mischievous goblin, in the shape of a great dog, or of a calf, haunting highways and footpaths in the dark.
I’ve known Mel for over 20 years, meeting though ASSAP while investigating paranormal cases in the North of England. We share a passion for collecting stories and coming from Lancashire myself I have been looking forward to reading Mel’s new book and revisiting some of the old stories, coming across some new ones..and of course, I can now add the book to my collection!
Found between Burton Fleming and Wold Newton, Willy Howe is a large Neolithic round barrow which stands close to the Gypsy Race.
The following story concerning a fairy encounter was published in ‘English Fairy and Other Folk Tales’ (1890) by Edwin Sidney Hartland.