This week we’re writing about folk tales. I was originally going to look up some Cornish folk tales, as the whole west country is steeped in them, but then thought – how about finding one that pertains to Suffolk, my own county? Then I had one of those lightbulb moments as I remembered a school play that my granddaughters took part in a year or so ago, which was all about a local folk tale – The Green Children of Woolpit.
Woolpit is a village about 10 miles away from me, and visitors to it will see two green children on the village sign, along with a wolf. The children are also depicted on Woolpit church’s alter cloth.
The village name is said to be a variation on Wolfpittes. It is in Woolpit where the last wolf in England is said to have perished in the 12th century after being trapped in…
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