The Smell Of Water Part One: St Hilda’s Church, Danby, North Yorkshire

As part of Local History Month, I was delighted to team up recently with Teesside folklorist and psychogeographer Gavin Parry to make a series of short films exploring aspects of North-Eastern folklore and social history. All under the umbrella of Gavin’s fascinating Smell of Water investigations.

The first of these films is now online, and sees Gavin and me looking into the life and work of Canon John Atkinson, the 19th century “moorland scholar” whose books document a wealth of traditional North Yorkshire folk tales. The films were made by Andrew T. Smith, with an original soundtrack by Ivan The Tolerable.

Another four films will follow soon, and Gavin’s website is here:

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