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Exploring the darker side of Oxfordshire's history, including ghosts, legends, murders and mayhem!

Montage of St. Mary's Church, North Leigh, with an illustration of the Devil looming over the skyline.

Folklore & Legends

The Devil's Nutting Day at North Leigh

27 February 2024

North Leigh, West Oxfordshire

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7 Haunting Christmas Tales from Oxfordshire

3 December 2023

Here are 7 Christmas tales to tell around the fire this festive season, containing ghosts, legends, tragedies and magic from Oxfordshire's history.

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Woodcut of the Devil

7 tales of the Devil in Oxfordshire

31 October 2023

The Devil's hoofprints can be found all over Oxfordshire folklore. Here's 7 times the Devil caused mischief and mayhem in this very county.

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Lightning strike

7 Times Lightning Killed in Oxfordshire

25 July 2023

Here are seven times that the terrible powers of nature ended lives in Oxfordshire. Stay safe out there people...

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