The Cottingley Fairies

The village of Cottingley, which lies between Bingley and Bradford in West Yorkshire's Bronte Country , is internationally famous for its association with Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, two local schoolchildren who back in 1917 photographed what they claimed to be real fairies bottom of the garden at the side of Cottingley Beck.

The pictures of what came to be known as the Cottingley Fairies confounded photographic experts and paranormal investigators alike, and drew the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes).

Interest in this curious tale continues to this day with the publication of Joe Cooper's book "The Case of the Cottingley Fairies", and a film starring Paul McGann entitled "Fairy Tale - A True Story" which chronicles the events surrounding this strange story.

Cottingley and other fairy related websites

For more information about the Cottingley Fairies and fairies in general, please visit the following externally maintained websites / pages (listed in approximate alphabetical order):

[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country site when making your enquiry.]


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