Village Tales

Some of the Village Tales tell of turbulent times – such as the hardships of those working the marshy land around St Osyth and the dark days when women were arrested and tried for witchcraft.

Lifestyle and values have changed with the years, just 150 years ago the local Vicar and his wife were persuaded to give up one of their children to the childless Priory owner. 

A village resident who was involved in both fictitious and factual intrigue as inspiration for James Bond’s Miss Moneypenny and working in Naval Intelligence.

And the well-travelled St Osyth skeleton who spent some time in the West Country before changing sex on the way home.

Come and explore…