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The Dragon of Mordiford

THE DRAGON OF MORDIFORD Mordiford village grew up around an ancient ford over the River Lugg and has the oldest […]

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A Murder of Crows

Our tale this week is all about secrets and lies. Reminding us that whatever happens the truth will out. Sometimes […]

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The Hay Poisoner

Our tale this week is all about rivalry, disputes and petty greed that led to the only solicitor in the […]

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The Turnpike Revolt

Did you know that by 1730 Herefordshire had the largest turnpike system in Britain? An act of parliament was passed […]

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The Mermaid of Marden

In our quest to bring you some folklore fun we came across the little-known legend of the ‘Mermaid of ‘Marden’. […]

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Who was Nanny Gunter?

Herefordshire folklore is full of interesting characters, witches, fairies, healers, performers and poisoners just to name but a few. One […]

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The Apple Tree Man

THE APPLE TREE MAN So have you ever heard about the Apple Tree Man? In English folklore, he’s the spirit […]

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Vampires in Hereford

If someone had told you that Hereford had once been troubled by the living dead who brought a plague which […]

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The Tale of Jenny Pipes

Our journey into folklore this week takes us back to 1809 to the bustling town of Leominster. Alive with gossip, […]

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The Tale of King Herla

The tale of King Herla is one of the most fantastical medieval legends. Telling of a faerie encounter that ends […]

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The Tale of King Dribbler

As it’s Valentine’s day we thought we would bring you a tale of undying love. Love in difficult circumstances that […]

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Murder Stone Message

As we delve deep into the history and folklore of Herefordshire ready to bring you a snippet or two, some […]

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

So for the last Folklore Friday of 2019 and in true Dickens style, it’s time for some ghosts of Christmas […]

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Wassailing in Herefordshire

Everyone Loves A Good Wassail! One of the jewels in Herefordshire’s crown is cider, its origin, heritage and traditions. With […]

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