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. Born from one man's personal passion (or obsessive hobby) for local folklore and legend - or more specifically, his quest to uncover the real histories which lie at the heart of their inspiration - the pr0ject looks to present original content based on fresh historical research, with a view to providing new and unique insight into the strange and curious tales we find anchored throughout our landscape. A podcast series, 'The Local Mythstorian Podcast' began in summer 2022.
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Born in Stoke-on-Trent and living in Cheshire for the past 15 years, Eli Lewis-Lycett is a local history researcher, writer and podcaster.
Outside of his work in The Local Mythstorian project, he also writes for established publications such as Haunted Magazine and enjoys speaking on topics relating to local history and folklore at events across Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. His book Mythstoric Origins: Exploring the Extraordinary Local Histories Behind the Legends and Folklore of East Cheshire, Peak District Derbyshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands, was released in summer 2022.