THE EXTRAORDINARY LOCAL HISTORIES OF CHESHIRE, DERBYSHIRE & STAFFORDSHIRE
Born in Stoke-on-Trent and living in Cheshire for the past 15 years, Eli Lewis-Lycett is a history enthusiast, writer and podcaster.
In October 2020, he founded The Local Mythstorian; a multi-media project dedicated to exploring the extraordinary local histories of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Born from his personal passion for local folklore and legend - or more specifically, a drive to uncover the real histories which lie at the heart of their inspiration - the pr0ject presents 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.
His first 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 June 2022 by Historix Media, and a podcast series - The Local Mythstorian Podcast - began in the same month.
Outside of his work with on the 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.
You can read his original features here and if you enjoy them, please register and you'll get access to a suite of members only content including PDF downloads, audio files and more than 30 local works on history from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries!
To contact Eli about the project, send a message here.
October 29th 2022 British Ghost Club Halloween Dinner - Houghton Tower, Lancs
September 30th 2022 Mythstoric Origins and the Staffordshire Moorlands - Butterton Village Hall, SM
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 - Zoom Event - Hope Valley Rotary Club
March 17 2021: Heritage and Haunting - Zoom Event - Historix Media