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Pagham-on-Sea: Famous Women

This post features some famous historical women in Pagham-on-Sea! I'll do three of my favourites who deserve short stories/novellas/novels of their own. These three are all 19-20thCs.   Eglantine Valmai Pritchard (1895-1993)Miss Pritchard was born in Llanfairfechan, Wales, and moved to Pagham-on-Sea to be near to brother as he convalesced after the Great War. Her… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Famous Women

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Pagham-on-Sea: Cryptids & the Unexplained

Cryptids, Myths and LegendsDoes the Paghamverse have cryptids? Of course it does! Butchers can't serve them without a licence. It's possible that they came into being when other creatures crossed over from other dimensions into ours. One of these is the angelic legion of Nature, known as the Bél. The Bél are essentially anthro, and… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Cryptids & the Unexplained

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Fairies in the Pagham-verse: Hiraeth and Cynefin

Cadair Bran is not the only Welsh-based idea I've been playing with. I would love to have a dystopian, post-apocalyptic SciFi version of Wales that isn't magical (ok, maybe has elements of magical realism). But I also want to find more magic in the places I grew up, the places where I live now, the… Continue reading Fairies in the Pagham-verse: Hiraeth and Cynefin

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Pagham-on-Sea: The Town Historian

I've been playing the Twitter hashtag game, #WIPWorldBuilders, for a few months now, and my threads get loooong. So here's a blog post with all the stuff I've now made kind of canon about my world! Let's start with HISTORY and MONSTERS from January 2019. @skthproductions and I are so excited to announce our calendar… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: The Town Historian

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The Eleusinian Mysteries

CW: Genitalia, probably not in the way you expect Extract from Fairwood House: A History, by Harold Bishop (1987) Sir Peter Sauvant (d. 1892) was the leader of an occult group who called themselves the Eleusinians, after the ancient rites performed each year in Ancient Greece by the devotees of Demeter and Persephone, based at… Continue reading The Eleusinian Mysteries