The Today programme comes from the Royal Society today, discussing science and its future (move to India, they still understand its importance). One of their teaser comments for an upcoming item was “Were hundreds of Cumbrians really scared to death by fairies?” I think I missed it, so I may have to listen again to hear just that bit and see if it’s related to my own Frightened to Death by Fairies images.
Update I just caught it, and it’s the same document, from Lamplugh parish, as I based my Fairies pictures on.
And here’s the news item at BBC Cumbria- Dead funny: Archives Service digs up bizarre burial records
PS I apologise for the comment spam on some of the pictures. I try to weed it out, but I haven’t caught all of them.