Category Stories

Ercol and Wrekon

The Story of the creation of Wrekin Hill & Ercall Hill. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

The Whist Hound

The Story of the Hounds of the Wild Hunt on the Wrekin Hill. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

Mrs Merrick

The Story of Wellington’s first railway accident. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

Honest John

How a story of a stick collecter from Denmark ended up at Apley Manor, Telford. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

let’s create at home – the crankie Baboushka

A Creativity Challenge to make Crankie to to tell the Russian Christmas story of Baboushka.

let’s create at home – Gawain goes topsy-turvy

A Creativity Challenge to make an Topsy-Turvy Doll to help you tell the Shropshire version of Gawain and the Green Knight.

let’s create at home – Queen of the Birds

A Creativity Challenge to craft a Buzzard with a Wren nestling in its wing to tell a Shropshire version of the Queen of the Birds tale.

let’s create at home – Retablo

A Creativity Challenge to make a Retablo to retell the Rainforest story of the most hated God-demon, Tupan.

lets create at home – Jigsaw & Codex

A Creativity Challenge to make a Jigsaw & Codex (fold-out book with picture images) to retell the Aztec story of Coyolxauhqui.

let’s create at home – Kavad

A Creativity Challenge to make a Kavad (Indian Story Shrine) to retell the very British story of King Arthur & his Knights of the Round Table.

let’s create at home – Kolobok

A Creativity Challenge to make Russian cookies and a set of “nested dolls” to tell the Russian tale of the Kolobok.

let’s create at home – Story-Pats

A Creativity Challenge to make a Story-Pat (singing scroll) of the African story “Queen of the Cats”.

let’s create at home – Story Jars

A Creativity Challenge to make a story jar based on the tale of how Mrs Ellis created the Mere at Ellesmere.

The Death Bird

The Story of an old lady from Shifnal and her encounter with an owl. A video telling with information on how to use archives to inform stories.

Tom Moody

The Story of “whipper-in” Tom Moody and how his ghost haunts Apley Woods in Wellington. A video telling with information on how to use archives to inform stories.

Montgomeryshire Folktales

How to work with local folktales. With ideas for half day, whole day or longer projects. There are downloadable Welsh and English language versions of the stories used and lots of videos to watch.

Betty Mother Fox

An audio story with pictures from Wroxeter Roman City told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

The Devil’s Chair

An audio story with pictures from The Stiperstones Hills in South Shropshire told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

Blind Ned Pugh

An audio story with pictures from Llanymynech told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

Mrs Ellis and her Well

An audio story with pictures from Ellesmere told for early years children. With colour-in pictures, activities and information for visiting the site.

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