THE EXTRAORDINARY LOCAL HISTORIES OF CHESHIRE, DERBYSHIRE & STAFFORDSHIRE
Founded in October 2020, The Local Mythstorian is a multi-media project dedicated to exploring the extraordinary local histories of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. With fresh historical research and original content driven by Eli Lewis-Lycett, the scope of the project has come to include essays, podcasts, live events and books.
Eli’s passion in centred on delving beneath the headlines of our local history and folklore to search for untold stories, hidden meanings and real historical origins.
Alongside the features and essays available here on the website, he has also released two books; Mythstoric Origins - Exploring the Extraordinary Local Histories Behind the Legend and Folklore of East Cheshire, Peak District Derbyshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands (2022) and in August 2023, A Cestrian Song - Explorations Within the Extraordinary Hinterland of Cheshire History. Available via the website, selected independent outlets and world-wide via Amazon, you can learn more about them here.
Eli also writes regularly for the UK’s premier paranormal publication, Haunted Magazine, and is resident folklore columnist for Cheshire Life Magazine.
Season 2 of The Local Mythstorian Podcast began streaming via all major podcast platforms in October 2023.
August 29h 2024 - A Lost History of Druidic Cheshire - Bosley Village Hall, Cheshire
May 16th 2024 - The Extraordinary Local Histories of Vale Royal - Grange Theatre, Hartford
January 15th 2024 - The Local Crusader - Victoria Centre, Biddulph
December 17th 2023 - Ghost Stories at Christmas - Vanbrough Hall, Blackheath
December 7th 2023 - The Devil In Cheshire - Members Online Event
October 28th 2023 - Ghosts of Derbyshire - Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
August 15th 2023 - The Vale Royal Rebellion - Family History Society of Cheshire Online Event
June 7th 2023 - Moorforge Folk Festival - Moorforge Viking Settlement, Wigton
October 29th 2022 British Ghost Club Halloween Dinner - Houghton Tower, Lancs
September 30th 2022 Mythstoric Origins and the Staffordshire Moorlands - Butterton VH, Butterton
June 11 2022 Great British Folk Trail 2022 - Beaumont Hotel, Hexam
May 2 2022: The Biddulph Moor Saracens - Staffordshire Moorlands Walking Festival
April 28 2022: A Secret History of Rebellion in Mid-Cheshire - Sandiway Golf Club, Cheshire
September 18 2021: A Night with the Headless Horseman - Butterton HG, Staffordshire Moorlands
April 7 2021: Understanding the Story of The Bakewell Witches - Hope Valley Rotary Club, Derbyshire
March 17 2021: Heritage and Haunting - Zoom Event - Historix Media