Peterborough Folklore Seminar with Francis Young

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Peterborough Folk Seminar

When: 6th of September
Time: 7pm
Where: Christ the Servant King Church, Silver Hill, Hampton, Peterborough, PE7 8FF

Price: FREE Please reserve your ticket via this link:

There is more to Peterborough than its parkways!

Did you know that Peterborough is rich in folklore, from the legends associated with the medieval abbey to phantom airships, to its half-forgotten holy wells, unique saints, tales of witchcraft, bogey beasts and innumerable ghosts. Phew! This seminar which is being led by Dr Francis Young will take participants on a story filled journey into all of these myths and more. Based on his up coming book, Peterborough Folklore and derived from his research, this seminar will both surprise those who know Peterborough well and those who don’t.

More about Dr Francis Young: Francis Young is a historian and editor, the author or translator of over a dozen books in the fields of church history, folklore, cultural history and the history of East Anglia. A native of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, he first acquired his passion for revisionist historiographies of the Reformation at Culford School and then read Philosophy at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He later obtained a degree in Classics from University of Wales, Lampeter and a doctorate in History from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was Volumes Editor for the Catholic Record Society between 2015 and 2017. For many years Head of Sixth Form at an English cathedral school, he is now a freelance author and editor.

This event is also part of Hampton Folktales which is in partnership with Eastern Angles and Lamphouse Theatre and is commissioned by Peterborough Presents, to find out more about this commission, please

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Past Event

Peterborough Folklore Seminar with Francis Young

Wed 6 September 2017


Ends: Wed 6 September

Christ the Servant King Church, Silver Hill, Hampton, Peterborough,



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