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    Carrie's fairies thread jogged my memories of this one. Has anyone else read Tom Slemen's tale (from one of his earlier books) about a couple who lived in Belvedere Road who disturbed some sort of mound in their garden and then got a tiny piece of paper with death threat through their door then the family cat got shot by some small arrows which had to be dislodged by a vet. Its really far fetched but what makes it stick with me is the fact it was a solicitor who it allegedly happened to and they signed a sworn affidavit stating it.


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    I saw some faireys on Byrom st..........once ;D



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    No mate, but thank you for starting this thread, I love all these little known stories
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    hiya ste
    I actually re-read this story last week.
    It is spooky!

    There were supposed to be little people in the gardens of St James's Cemetery too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    Carrie's fairies thread jogged my memories of this one. Has anyone else read Tom Slemen's tale (from one of his earlier books) about a couple who lived in Belvedere Road who disturbed some sort of mound in their garden and then got a tiny piece of paper with death threat through their door then the family cat got shot by some small arrows which had to be dislodged by a vet. Its really far fetched but what makes it stick with me is the fact it was a solicitor who it allegedly happened to and they signed a sworn affidavit stating it.
    hi ste, just read your post and it reminded me of the year that lepracauns were said to be in liverpool. I was just a kid at the time and like every other kid I thought it was true. we were told that they were in st maries church and after school almost every kid at st maries school legged it across the road to the church to see them. no sooner had we entered the church we were legging it out again as someone had shouted that they were comming after us. well my mistake was to be one of the first out cos a kid called Danny Callaghan, who was just ahead of me swung the heavy metal gates in his rush to get out and I was hit on the head by it. As I sat there stunned I heard a girl shout "look at that lads head" and then I felt the blood. so my memory of the little people is there on show in the form of a scar and the memory of Dr Cole stitching me up.

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    Welcome emcardle. Were they these fairies by any chance?

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3501

    I remember someone telling us as kids that there were some at the back of Berry's pawnshop on Richmond Row - the 1970s this was.

    They must have got around a bit on those small legs or little wings.
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    Not in Liverpool but the Cottingley Fairies are a **** interesting read.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

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    Not those two old women who fooled Arthur Conan Doyle and admitted it when in god's waiting room?
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    lepracauns where reported in Botanic park, many kids turned up. The police moved the kids on and the story hit the newspaper. I read it somewhere? I think 1960's.
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    Here you go



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    Well remembered with that comment, Ged. I immediately thought of the
    same thing - but you beat me to it. Glad you did - I didn't know (or perhaps
    I've forgotten) that they later confessed to the hoax.
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    Nice story Spike. Thanks for posting it!

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    Well you couldn't claim they were tall stories
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

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    leprechaun unbelievable,,,, but this story is spooky,, 10x

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    I c an remember a wave of hysteria among children in Kirkby. There were supposed sightings of leprechauns in St Chads graveyard and lots of children from the surrounding areas crowded into church grounds and came away screaming. That was in 1960 0r '61.My kid sister Bette was one of those children. Does anyone out there know of this tale?
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    I'll have whatever you lot are on!
    Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

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    I remember the excitment of being told that the leprachauns were living on Edge lane, as kids we all legged it up Dorothy street to be met by huge crowds ( word had got about quicker even without mobile phones) the police were sending everybody away as the traffic was piling up... stuck with me for years because my nan who was irish had always told us stories of the "little people" anyway many years later I was reminiscing with an aunt of mine, and she told me that it was her brother who had started that as a joke when he was pulled up about doing something he should'nt have been doing, he blamed the leprachauns, was overheard and word of mouth caused havoc...

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    Never mind Cottingley! - We have our own, home-grown fairies - or faeries if the records are to be believed. If it was Belvidere Road in Toxteth the fairies had probably strayed out of Princes Park, which has well documented accounts of them in poetry and prose, e.g:

    Dang! Cut them OK... but the Paste isn't working for some reason... (They are quite shy, mind...)

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    Erm!...You lot are away with the fairies.

    All this stems back AGAIN with the Victorians,painters such as Atkinson and the like believed in fairies as did someothe English painters.

    http://www.johnatkinsongrimshaw.org/...ght-large.html

    I suppose you think there's gold at the end of a rainbow as well?

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    I'll have whatever you lot are on!
    Its called abstineth, RJ....taste orrible but it gives yer a buzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Erm!...You lot are away with the fairies.

    All this stems back AGAIN with the Victorians,painters such as Atkinson and the like believed in fairies as did someothe English painters.

    http://www.johnatkinsongrimshaw.org/...ght-large.html



    I suppose you think there's gold at the end of a rainbow as well?

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    Its called abstineth, RJ....taste orrible but it gives yer a buzz
    What do you mean 'painters'? - I'll have you know some of us have got actual photographs! - They're just a bit reluctant to appear here - say there's quite enough ridicule here already...

    Erm, do you have a lisp? Abstinence doesn't normally have a taste... Oh, perhaps you,
    like Clinton, don't count oral experiences...

    on the other hand,Absinthe , commonly known as the Green Fairy
    rots both the brain and the liver, but may be made using commonly available wild plants,
    like aniseed and fennel, seen flourishing recently in Princes Park...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Doh View Post
    What do you mean 'painters'? - I'll have you know some of us have got actual photographs! - They're just a bit reluctant to appear here - say there's quite enough ridicule here already...

    Erm, do you have a lisp? Abstinence doesn't normally have a taste... Oh, perhaps you,
    like Clinton, don't count oral experiences...

    on the other hand,Absinthe , commonly known as the Green Fairy
    rots both the brain and the liver, but may be made using commonly available wild plants,
    like aniseed and fennel, seen flourishing recently in Princes Park...
    Ha,ha, yeth i think he doth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Erm!...You lot are away with the fairies.


    I suppose you think there's gold at the end of a rainbow as well? [COLOR="Silver"]
    Haha

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    Absinthe...a mysterious drink!

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    Absinthe...if used properly has hallucinogenic properties. If heated up it can cause a trip. Didn't a few famous writers use this stuff. ?

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    Vincent Van Gogh,used it a lot...he Hallucinated on the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Absinthe...a mysterious drink!
    Expensive too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Vincent Van Gogh,used it a lot...he Hallucinated on the stuff.
    True,he thought he had three ears so he cut one off

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    Thats about as funny as a fart in a spacesuit.

    Stick to yer day job...if yer have one?

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    haha, yep , job ,,check........spacesuit....check........non grumpy negative attitude?, check

    ---------- Post added at 12:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:47 AM ----------

    btw..a fart in a spacesuit is hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by barizla 66 View Post
    haha, yep , job ,,check........spacesuit....check........non grumpy negative attitude?, check

    ---------- Post added at 12:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:47 AM ----------

    btw..a fart in a spacesuit is hilarious
    You'll get used to him.........eventually!

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