Old-fashioned storytelling session

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Tales as old as time will be shared by author Maureen James at Lincoln Central Library this weekend, as part of a national celebration of storytelling.

The whimsical stories from Lincolnshire’s past come from Maureen’s latest book ‘Lincolnshire Folk Tales’ and were once well-known and well-told among the county’s people.

They include the dark tale of the time when the moon came down to the marshes, the Imp that haunts Lincoln Cathedral, and the humorous tale of the Lad who went to look for Fools.

“Lincolnshire once nurtured many folk tales, and though these stories may no longer be told as often as they once were, they still resonate with the rural landscape,” said Maureen.

“Many of these tales are rooted in the county and take us back to a time when the people would huddle around the fire in their cottages to while away the long winter evenings.”

Lincolnshire Folk Tales with Maureen James takes place at Lincoln Central Library from 2.30pm on Saturday, February 1.

Tickets are £2, which includes light refreshments.

Suitable for adults and children aged 12 and over.