Tag Archives: folklore

Close to home: Bierton and St Osyth’s Well

With the current ban on travel curtailing our adventures, it seems a good time to take a look at some of the many places we have visited over the years but have never written about or which have been mentioned … Continue reading

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Living Lore: March folklore ~ Gary Stocker

Gary shares some March-related lore: “A peck of dust  Is worth a king’s ransom” A peck being a unit of dry volume. Finding that much dry soil in March is very unusual. “March many weathers” As we have seen, March … Continue reading

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Pathfinders ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

They filed into the toothy circle, a long double line, holding hands over the green strip that split them apart. The stone pillars stood, immobile, ever present, waiting. There have always been golden fields in all directions. Wild, then cultivated. … Continue reading

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Living Lore: The Devil’s Nutting Bag (or the Devil’s Nightcap or Alcock’s Arbour) ~ Gary Stocker

Gary continues his journey through Warwickshire’s folklore… the story of Alcock’s treasure reminded me forcibly of an old story about the treasure hidden beneath a Cistercian Abbey that I loved as a child… On the A46 Stratford Road, on the … Continue reading

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Living Lore: The Rollright Stones ~ Gary Stocker

This week, Gary takes us the Rollright Stones… a place we know and love. The dog, or ‘IndieAni Bones‘ as she insisted on calling herself, wrote her own post about one of our visits… and I wrote about one strange … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Gibbet Hill, Coventry ~ Gary Stocker

Gibbet Hill is on the outskirts of Coventry and bisects the Kenilworth Road. It has been used as a place of execution since 1765. In days of yore, three soldiers of Lord’s Pembroke’s Regiment of Dragoons, wearing disguises, mugged three … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Superstitions and folklore ~ Gary Stocker

Gary Stocker shares old lore relating to February: “February fill dyke, black or white” In other words, February is a wet month. So ditches will get filled with either snow or rain. “February makes a bridge and March breaks it.” … Continue reading

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Guest author: Darlene Foster ~ A Sleepless Night in Aledo

Spain is a fascinating country with many Fiestas, one for every week it seems. These colourful festivals are based on age-old traditions and legends. Some are quite unique. La Noche en Vela, the Sleepless Night, is held every August in … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Hiron’s Hole ~ Gary Stocker

On the present-day B4086 Wellesbourne Road is Littleham Bridge. One evening in November 1820 William Hirons (or Hixons), a yeoman farmer from nearby Alveston, was on his way home from Warwick. As he approached the bridge in question he was … Continue reading

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An old story of Craignish ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: I’m always being reminded that pretty much every rocky outcrop, every patch of woodland and every bay in this part of Scotland has a story attached to it.   This wet and windy weather isn’t … Continue reading

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