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Francis Young: Suffolk Folklore

February 5 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Suffolk is replete with traditional lore, legends and customs, yet many people in modern Suffolk are unaware of the county’s rich folklore – from witchcraft, ghosts and fairies to the stories of ‘Old Shock’ and the traditional festivals of the agricultural year. This talk examines the sources for our knowledge of Suffolk’s folklore through the ages, focussing particularly on the men and women who collected the county’s stories, songs and customs.

Francis Young was born and brought up in Bury St Edmunds. He is the author of many books and articles on the history of Suffolk, including Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King and on the history of religion and belief. ┬áHe holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Folklore Society.

All welcome, free. Please register in advance here.


February 5
19:00 - 20:00