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  1. Cottingley Beck, where Frances and Elsie claimed to have seen the fairies In mid-1917 nine-year-old Frances Griffiths and her mother – both newly arrived in the UK from South Africa – were staying with Frances's aunt, Elsie Wright's mother, in the village of Cottingley in West Yorkshire; Elsie was then 16 years old.

    Cottingley Fairies - Wikipedia

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  3. Cottingley Beck – Bingley, England - Atlas Obscura

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    The now-famous Cottingley Fairies refers to five photographs taken by two schoolgirls between 1917 and 1920 near Cottingley Beck, a narrow stream. Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, cousins...

  4. Lost Rivers of Bradford – Cottingley Beck — Still Walking

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    Loser Beck The brook itself is first visible flowing through a concrete culvert off the dual carriageway. It is an unpromising start to this mysterious watercourse but immediately behind this is a flavour of those Edwardian years: dense woodland and a gently babbling rivulet snaking through the dark trees. Access looks unlikely.

  5. Re-Visiting Cottingley Beck: Trash-Fairies in the Urban Gothic

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    We grew up in neighbourhoods close to the original geographical site of the famous Cottingley Fairies photographs; a site which both historically and in the 21 st century is layered, complex and challenging. In 2003 when the A650 dual-carriageway was re-directed to bypass the town of Bingley, the north part of the beck and Cottingley village ...

  6. The Cottingley Fairies - Historic UK

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    Elsie and Frances were cousins. Cottingley Beck still flows picturesquely over rocky outcrops overshadowed by trees, just the type of pretty location that children love to explore. It quickly became the favourite spot of the two cousins, who regularly got into trouble for returning home wet and untidy after playing in and around the beck.

  7. Cottingley Fairies - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

    Cottingley Beck, where Frances and Elsie claimed to have seen the fairies In mid-1917 nine-year-old Frances Griffiths and her mother – both newly arrived in the UK from South Africa – were staying with Frances's aunt, Elsie Wright's mother, in the village of Cottingley in West Yorkshire; Elsie was then 16 years old.

  8. Cottingley, Bradford - Wikipedia

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    Cottingley, Bradford Cottingley is a suburban village within the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England between Shipley and Bingley. It is known for the Cottingley Fairies, which appeared in a series of photographs taken there during the early 20th century. Contents 1 Etymology 2 History 3 Governance 4 Geography 5 Amenities 6 Notable residents

  9. Re-Visiting Cottingley Beck: Trash-fairies in the urban gothic

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    The subject of the research is Cottingley Beck which is the broad geographic location of the Cottingley Fairies episode, a series of five photographs taken by children Elsie Wright and Francis Griffiths between 1917 and 1920. The photographs, now widely reported as a hoax,

  10. Do You Believe in Fairies? Evidence from Cottingley Beck

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    Evidence from Cottingley Beck. Frances Griffiths and her cousin Elsie Wright had been teased about their stories of playing with fairies, but in 1917 all this changed. In the Cottingley Beck, close to their home, the Yorkshire schoolgirls produced two of the oddest pictures anyone had ever seen. Borrowing her father’s camera, Elsie set out ...

  11. Dark side of Cottingley Fairy hoax - by family of the man who ...

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    By Emma Clayton Share NOBODY took any notice of two girls heading towards Cottingley Beck one summer afternoon in 1917. Armed with a camera, a few hatpins and some hand-drawn pictures of dancing...