I have been told - but I haven't yet seen them myself - that the Gelt Wood fairies near Brampton, Cumbria have returned for 2014 (as of June 1st). They normally stay around until mid-September. For the full story of the Gelt Wood fairies see here.
WE have now launched our new online bookshop where you can buy our folklore books on subjects ranging from fairies to boggles (ghosts) to legends and lonnings. You can pay safely with all major credit and debit cards via Paypal (you don't need to be signed up to Paypal to do this). See our Online Shop..
OUR book on the fairies of the Lake District and Cumbria is now available as a Kindle ebook. It contains details of the Whitehaven fairies at Fairy Rock, The Gelt Wood fairy houses, the Borrowdale and Millom hobthrosses, the Fairy Postman from Keswick and much more. It is available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon sites
I CAME across an account from 1902 of a fairy being caught near Carlisle in Cumbria. I have now obtained the full legend and it is included in my latest blog.
HIDDEN in a box of Strange Wycombe books, were a dozen copies of Strange Berkshire. This was published in 1986 and is now as rare as hen's teeth. I am having to charge £10 plus £1 postage as it will quickly re-sell for that amount on eBay! It features articles on Herne the Hunter, holy wells, the Witches of Windsor and the Stab Monk tradition - written by such good folk as Michael Bayley and Eric Fitch. Illustrations include the grand work of Chesca Potter and Yvonne Wootton. It's a beautiful looking 60-page booklet and the ones I have left are in good condition. I suspect they will go quick so hurry up and order one.
BACK IN 1985, a group of folklore enthusiasts in High Wycombe, Bucks formed Strange Folklore Society to investigate local legends. The result was the booklet, Strange Wycombe. It quickly sold out and it was reprinted in 1991. I've found a box of these in my loft so if you want to snap up a collector's item head over to our online bookshop quick!