Wrexham County Folk Tales

This collection, which includes both traditional tales – passed down through generations by word of mouth – and archive material, brings to life the local legends, mysteries and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that ...

Wrexham County Folk Tales

Author: Fiona Collins

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750962054

Page: 128

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The county borough of Wrexham is rich in folklore, with an abundance of tales to capture the wonders of the Welsh landscape and all its denizens, both real and imaginary: animal, human and even superhuman. This collection, which includes both traditional tales – passed down through generations by word of mouth – and archive material, brings to life the local legends, mysteries and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that make Wales so magical. A speaker of both languages of Wales, the author has collected some unusual material sure to enchant both Welsh and non Welsh speakers. Beautifully illustrated by local artist Ed Fisher, these tales bring to life the ancient wisdom of Wrexham.

Welsh Folk Tales

Chapter 29 – Swans, Wolves and Transformations Cadwaladr and the Goat
Jones, Welsh Legends and FolkTales, 242–45. Sikes ... Werewolves and WolfGirl
Collins, Fiona, Wrexham County Folk Tales (Stroud: History Press, 2014) 90–93.

Welsh Folk Tales

Author: Peter Stevenson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750981903

Page: 272

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This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories. Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemporary oral tales. They reflect the diverse tradition of storytelling, and the many meanings of ‘chwedlau’. If someone says, ‘Chwedl Cymraeg?’ they are asking, ‘Do you speak Welsh?’ and ‘Do you tell a tale in Welsh?’ Here is the root of storytelling, or ‘chwedleua’, in Wales. It is part of conversation. This book, one to linger over and to treasure, keeps these ancient tales alive by retelling them for a new audience.

An Introduction to Storytelling

Gary tells a mixture of stories: folk, classic, personal, humour, drama, and tall
tales. ... Fiona has written four books of Welsh folk tales, all published by The
History Press: Denbighshire Folk Tales, Wrexham County Folk Tales, Ancient
Legends ...

An Introduction to Storytelling

Author: The Society for Storytelling

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750988584

Page: 224

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Where do stories come from, and how do we come to know them? Daughters listen with wonder to their grandmothers’ tales. Journalists have their trusted sources. Writers of storybooks draw unconsciously from the works of their predecessors. It is as if every story has within it an infallible truth, contained in the echo of its original telling. The storyteller recounts the tale. The listener hears, learns and remembers. In due course they will retell the same tale, adding in something of their own. And so listeners in time turn into storytellers. This inspiring book brings together the stories from across the world of listeners who themselves became storytellers. They reveal who influenced them the most, what drew them further in, what they learnt, and what they now wish to share with new generations. Tips, tools and tales: read this book, and take your turn.

Denbighshire Folk Tales

Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, and this collection brings a new perspective to the history of Denbighshire, the oldest inhabited area of Wales.

Denbighshire Folk Tales

Author: Fiona Collins

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752470434

Page: 192

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Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, and this collection brings a new perspective to the history of Denbighshire, the oldest inhabited area of Wales. With hills, valleys, moorland and coast, this varied land has inspried many tales of ancient battles, strange creatures and curious customs. This compilation of stories from the ancient lore of the modern county of Denbighshire includes local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Discover dragons and devils, ghosts and giants, witches and cunning men, poets, heroes, saints, kings and queens and, of course, Y Tylwyth Teg, The Fair Folk. A speaker of both languages of Wales, the author has collected some unusual matieral which will be of particular interest to non-Welsh speakers, who will meet these tales for the first time here. With illustrations from local artist Ed Fisher complementing the tales, this volume will be enjoyed by old and young alike. Mae'na groeso cynnes Cymreig yma i bawb. There is a warm Welsh welcome here to all.

Folklore an Emerging Discipline

Oswestry and Wrexham : Woodall , Minshall , and Co . , ( 1896 ) . xii , 359 pp .
Palmer , Kingsley . Oral Folk - Tales of Wessex . Newton Abbot : David & Charles
, 1973 . 200 pp . Palmer , William T . Odd Yarns of English Lakeland . Narratives
of ...

Folklore  an Emerging Discipline

Author: Herbert Halpert

Publisher: St. John's, Nfld. : Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Page: 398

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Bye gones

A THE EISTEDDFOD AT WREXHAM Folklore Survey of County Clare and Ar(
July 24 , 1912 ) .— The " gem ” alluded to in ' menian Folk - tales are concluded ,
and “ Cuswe as а toms at Death ” is given as an addendum to Aug. 14 , 1912 .

Bye gones

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Supernatural Clwyd

The Folk Tales of North-East Wales Richard Holland. PREFACE The county of ...
and to Maelor Saesneg , the south - easterly corner of the county , which has now
been amalgamated into the Wrexham Maelor . Clwyd is a county of varied ...

Supernatural Clwyd

Author: Richard Holland

Publisher: Gwasg Carrech Gwalch

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Page: 210

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Bye gones Relating to Wales and the Border Counties

Dowling also removed to London , and for five A FAIRY TALE AND LLYN - Y . | |
years was curate of St . Mark ' s , North ... of Lucknow , and the R . PERIS
WILLIAMS . campaign of 1858 in Oude , where Wrexham . he was slightly
wounded .

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Willing s Press Guide

Wiltshire County Mirror and Express , 1833 , Ines Wrexham Guardian , 1869 , bec
North Wales Guardian Wiltshire News , 1911 . 1879 . Wiltshire ... Wolverton
Express and Bucks Weekly Young Folk ' s Tales , 1906 , inc . ' Playtime , 1922 .

Willing s Press Guide

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"A guide to the press of the United Kingdom and to the principal publications of Europe, Australia, the Far East, Gulf States, and the U.S.A.

Newspaper Press Directory

0 3 H . Hambleton , Workmen ' s Hall , 65 and 66 , Drury Lane , W . C . World ' s
Comic Jokes and Tales ( Illustrated ) . ... Chester Street , Athlete Cricket , and
Athletic Notes Wrexham . ... Yorkshire Folk - Lore Journal County Folk - Lore . . . .
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The Description of Penbrokshire

For the place - names in the district ( including Holt and Is - y - Coed ) which show
the former existence of a great wood or its remains , see ib . , VI , vi , 218. ... in the
Bodleian ) ; but he also found the story current in the district as a folk - tale , which
made the children into fairies . ... Holt Park is marked in Speed's map , which also
marks a park S. of that park and E. of Wrexham town , at Abenbury , and the ...

The Description of Penbrokshire

Author: George Owen

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Celtic Folklore

O ' GRADY : Silva Gadelica , a collection of tales in Irish , with extracts illustrating
persons and places , edited from manuscripts and translated by Dr . S ... Folk -
Lore , a collection of the folk - tales and legends of North Wales , being the prize
essay of the National Eistedfod in 1887 , by the Rev . Elias Owen ( Oswestry and
Wrexham , 1896 ) , 222 , 275 , 690 . ... Pembroke County Guardian , the , a
newspaper owned and edited by H . W . Williams and published at Solva , 160 ,
171 , 172 .

Celtic Folklore

Author: Sir John Rhys

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Oral History

Testimony may incorporate jokes , anecdotes and legends gathered from local
oral culture . ... what is now the Flintshire County Library , Mold , to the interviews
of the Wrexham Museum Project ( WMP ) and to the process by which communal
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Oral History

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The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales

Madog owned land in the district of Wrexham and he is named in the court gwlad
of Powys Fadog ( see under MADOG AP ... was the great - grandson of with
which is associated a folk - tale based on the MAP OF LOVE 385 then , as well as
in.

The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales

Author: Former Literature Director Meic Stephens

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press

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Page: 682

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Identifies Welsh historians, publishers, novelists, playwrights, poets, translators, educators, and important movements, institutions, and works

Bye gones

Relating to Wales and the Border Counties ... whose still celebrated in the old
fashion in Shropshire ? eldest son Richard was father of sixteen “ Report on Folk
- tale Research , 1892 ... the eldest being the progenitor of the Sidney Hartland ,
Reviews , Corespondence , Notes Middletons of Cadwgan Hall , Wrexham , the
and ...

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Hope and Heartbreak

10 E . For these and other beliefs see P . H . Emerson , Welsh Fairy Tales and
Other Stories ( London , 1894 ) ; idem ... Evan Isaac , Coelion Cymru (
Aberystwyth , 1938 ) ; John Rhýs , Welsh Fairy Tales ( London , 1881 – 3 ) ;
Edmund Jones , A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits in the County ... Pregethau
William Morris ( Denbigh , 1873 ) ; Anonymous , Gwelediad y Palas Arian (
Wrexham , 1820 ) ; Gwaith ...

Hope and Heartbreak

Author: Russell Davies

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ISBN: 9780708319338

Page: 559

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A radically unorthodox portrait of the lives of the Welsh is offered in this social history of Wales from 1789–1870. A large range of social subjects—rich landlords in the south, poor peasants in the north, and such unspeakable persons as bastard children and wizards—are discussed along with engrossing analyses of such unusual institutions as the insane asylum and the rural festival. By interpreting the life experiences and emotions of individual people within Welsh society, this inquiry opens up the fascinating and heretofore hidden world of Wales during the rise of industrial Europe.