Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cottingley fairies house for sale

Fancy owning a piece of Fortean history? Cottingley is forever in our minds courtesy of Arthur Conan Doyle and the fairy photographs of Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths from 1917 and 1920. There are so many Fortean aspects and indeed cliches in this case that I shall not rehash them here. Cottingley is currently experiencing a bit of a building boom and new streets are being added, streets with names such as Oberon Way, Lysander Way and Goodfellow Close. There is already a Fairy Dell there. But Main Street survives. This is the street where the girls were staying at the time, specifcially in number 31. Number 31 was sold in July of 2000, for £57 000. But it now appears that next door is up for sale. A mere snip at £154 995 The estate agent description inlcudes mention of the fairies: "Access to the garden from the rear of the property which has a history as the garden featured in the Cottingley Fairies Story. In July 1917, two young girls claimed to have taken photographs of real life fairies at the bottom of their garden. full article here. http://blogs.forteana.org/node/54

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