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. All material is available for viewing and download, along with a digital library of antiquarian works ranging from the seventeenth century to the present day, via the Members Library here on the website.
He has released two books to date via Historix Media, 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. Both unique within the field of local history and folklore, 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.
Season 2 of The Local Mythstorian Podcast is set for release in winter 2023.
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
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