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Sun, 22 May


Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic

John Billingsley- Charming Calderdale talk

'All of us, whether we know it or not, lead charmed lives...'

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John Billingsley- Charming Calderdale talk
John Billingsley- Charming Calderdale talk

Time & Location

22 May 2022, 16:00

Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic, Todmorden, UK

About the event

John Billingsley, author of Charming Calderdale: Traditional protections for the home and household, will be drawing us into the a world you may have seen, but not seen, so many times. Magical 'protections are clearly visible, but misunderstood: others are concealed within the fabic of the building. All are part of a vibrant body of folk magic in the past.' This talk will offer a 'guide to known examples of magical protection in Calderdale, showing what to look for and what it may mean. Whether you're interested in Calderdale's history and folklore, or renovating an old building, this' talk will be useful! Although the examples are Calderdale based, and you can go and hunt for them afterwards, many of the motifs are to be found across the UK and this talk will be a useful introduction to this area of study.

Quote from the back of John's book. Copies will be available and he will be happy to sign your copy!


  • Charming Calderdale talk

    Admits one to John Billingsley's talk and book signing.

    +£0.14 service fee



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