Tales of Britain

By Jem Roberts

The finest, funniest stories of England, Scotland & Wales, refreshed for the 21st century. By Brother Bernard, as told to Jem Roberts.

Thursday, 7 May 2020

The Verries of Pennard Castle


A very festive and gender neutral Folklore Thursday to you people, HAIL THE QUEEN OF THE MAY and all the other Wicker Man tropes...

Once again, a story we have covered in the past surfaces in fully-retold form! Lockdown had better not last much longer, or Brother Bernard will have performed the entire book... and we're starting our audiobook recordings later this year! Viruses permitting.

Any which way but dull, this week we're off to the quite grubby south coast of Wales, and crumbly old Pennard Castle, once the site of an incredible party, where some particularly groovy gatecrashers were sent away – spelling the ruin's doom...

Full disclosure – we've yet to visit the place itself, but one day, when we're allowed...

The tale teaches a lesson all must learn from – BE NICE TO FAIRIES! Even if they do spell 'fairies' in a very very silly way... Oh, and do try never to judge anyone – or yourself – based on a supposed position on any gender spectrum – only losers do that.

Keep safe and relatively sane! NAMASTE AND THAT!

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