The Folklore of Devon.
An illustrated talk by Mark Norman on Thursday, 5th October, 2023 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive.
The traditional beliefs, customs and stories of a community are frequently, and sometimes subconsciously, passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. As such Devon has a long and rich folklore heritage and in recent years there has been a revival of interest in the field. For this talk Mark Norman will build on more than a century of research by some eminent Devon folklorists to provide insightful analysis of tales from the moor, the annual cycle, farming, the weather, the devil, fairies, hauntings, black dogs, witchcraft and modern lore. What Devon stories do you cherish?
Mark Norman is a folklore researcher who was recently appointed as the new Recorder of Folklore for the Devonshire Association. He is a council member of the Folklore Society and the creator and host of The Folklore Podcast, now in its 8th season with over 1.5 million downloads enjoyed worldwide. Mark is also the founding curator of The Folklore Library and Archive which is based in Crediton. His fourth book, ‘The Folklore of Devon’ (University of Exeter Press) is due for release in June.
Image: The Folklore Library and Archive.
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