Mister Fox in Holmfirth

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Flames light the night and the beat of the drum calls…

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Guardians await the coming of the Silver Fox…

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Foxes prowl the night…

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…and the revellers become aware… and they follow.

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Music fills the night…

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Trees blossom with fireflowers…

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and strange creatures, half seen in the shadows.

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The Silver Fox lights the torches…

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Many flock to the banner…

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Dragons dance in the flames…

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…and a giant Crow challenges the Silver Fox.

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…but he is no match for the feral fire.

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and he flees into the shadows.

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A shaft of flame from the staff of the Silver Fox lights the braziers…

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and the Foxes dance, triumphant.

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Esto Audax…Esto Ferox.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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35 Responses to Mister Fox in Holmfirth

  1. Sixeighty says:

    England, as an old country, should have more things like this.
    I mean, I LITERALLY live 10 minutes away from a castle that was built in the 10th century.
    Why are we not so interesting!?


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I live close to an ancient settlement, a Roman road and Saxon remains… and few in the village know about them. But this event is in England… Yorkshire…and the Foxes are most definitely local 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Is that really what they get up to in Holmfirth? Who’d have thought it? Gorgeous photos btw.


  3. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    Timeless. Heart your heart out 21st Century.


  4. Helen Jones says:

    Love this – the photos, the light, the words – just fantastic! I imagine it’s quite an experience in person.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mary Smith says:

    Awesome – I hope one day I’ll have the chance to see the Foxes.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. macjam47 says:

    What a fabulous post. The pictures are truly amazing.


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  8. GrannyMoon says:

    Wonderful! Loved seeing Sid’s Cafe as well!


  9. Love the photos, Sue. The last close up is fabulous. All that fire and smoke sets such a wonderful mood; it’s so otherworldly and evocative. What great fun 🙂


  10. Maca the Caller says:

    always a good story always a good show

    Liked by 1 person

  11. marianbeaman says:

    No wonder you are a mystery writer – so much beguilement in your photos and story.


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