Folktales of the Peak District

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Nov 15, 2011 - Photography - 192 pages
The Peak District is noted for its beautiful and varied scenery, its fascinating history, and its abundance of folktales. The sixty-two pieces in this collection include both wonder tales (fairy tales) and local legends, together with a few genuinely historical stories that have caught the popular imagination. Some of the tales are tragic, some are comic; some are very short, some are longer; many (even the historical ones) have ghost-story elements, which readily attach themselves to real-life stories. What they all have in common is that they reflect aspects of Peak District life, character, scenery and history. All the stories in this collection are written with recitation in mind, because folktales are for telling aloud. Notes at the end of the collection explain the sources and significance of each tale. Sketch maps are included to indicate the locations in which the tales are set, so interested readers can visit the scenes, most of which are illustrated by the author's photographs. Many of these locations are easily accessible by road, but some involve significant walks through the countryside that gave birth to the stories. Folktales of the Peak District will charm its readers and enhance their appreciation of this lovely part of England.
 

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Butcher and the Devil
The Steward of Longdendale
MarriedundertheAshTree 4 BillShepherdand the Ghost
The Grey Lady of Glossop Rectory
The Wizard ofMossy Lea 7 The Doctor andtheDevil 8 Tips Ghost 9 The Lost Lad 10 The Parsons Sheep 11 Cutthroat Bridge 12 The Sermon fort...
A Strange Banquet
The Chelmorton
The Quiet Woman
Luds Church
Three Mermaids
The Girl who Fetched Water in a Riddle
William Cundyand theEagle Stone
The Calver Thieves
Hulac Warren andHedessa 45 The Wizard of Monsal Dale

Kitty Green 17 The Bradwell Dog 18 The BradwellGhost 19 Little Johnof Hathersage 20 Nicholas Eyre ofHighlow Hall 21 Margaret of Hazelbad...
Cockeye and the Boggart
Rowland and Emmot
Charles HuntleyofEyam 27 The Scottish Peddler 28 The Red Shoes 29 The Murder of William Wood
Dickeys Skull 31 Choosinga Servant 32 Eldon Hole
The Deer Hunt
Wheston Hall
Owd Nick o Wormhill
Lovers Leap
Prince Arthur and the Vision at Haddon
One TreeHill 48 The Duck Tree 49 The Magpie Mine 50 The Bakewell Witches
Parsons Tor 52 The LittleRed HairyMan 53 The Riddle 54 The Nine Ladies
Faerie Pipes 56 William de Rossington 57 Mr Armaleys Journey 58 The Headless Horseman of Onecote 59 The Widow and the
Spend Lane 61 The Woman who Disappeared
Saint Bertram
Notes on the Stories
Bibliography
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Mark is a local history author who lives in Glossop, Derbyshire.

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