Season 2 Episode 3: Lights Above The Marshes - Folklore of Carrs & Marshes
This month Patreons chose the theme of ‘Lights above The Marshes’ and so for this episode I will be looking at the marshes, fens and Carrs of Britain and the folklore surrounding the wee beasties that live there. The story from lore for this episode is ‘The Tiddy Mun.’
In the extended version of this episode available via my Patreon, I will be looking at Lantern Men, Toad Men and the plantlore of the fens, as well as telling the story of 'Long Tom & The Dead Hand.'
There are some dark folkloric characters explored in this podcast and so, as always, I would recommend that you should listen through first before listening with younger members of your household.
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Crossley- Holland, Kevin, (1997) The Old Stories: Folk Tales From East Anglia And The Fen Country, Colt Books.
Pryor, Francis (2019) The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths, Head of Zeus.
Marvellous Maps (2020) Craftily Conjured Great British Folklore and Superstition Map
O’Neill, Susanna, (2012) Folklore of Lincolnshire, The History Press
Simpson, Jacqueline & Roud, Stephen, (2000) A Dictionary Of English Folklore, Oxford University Press.
Westwood, Jennifer (1985) Albion: A legendary Guide.