Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The Cottingley Fairies

Today I've been doing research for my final major project. I watched two films this morning: Photographing fairies, and also Fairy Tale: A true story. Both were rather enjoyable and lead me to look further into the story of the Cottingley Fairies, (1917) in which two children claimed to have photographed real fairies...later in life they admitted that the images weren't real however and that they'd used cardboard cutouts and fastened them into the ground with hair pins. The youngest of the two girls always insisted that the fifth and final image was real.

      Images were taken from Wikipedia and adjusted

Sorry if you have no interest in fairies but I've been fascinated from about the age of twelve, shortly after I moved to the countryside, and I just wanted to share this story and these images with you if you haven't heard of them before! Wouldn't it be wonderful if fairies really did exist!?  Have a great day!

"I do believe in fairies. I do, I do!"


  1. i used to love the film fairy tale! i swear i watched it on repeat haha. these photos are gorgeous- i'd love to believe that fairies could exist, it would be awesome :) sounds like good research for your fmp, hope you're enjoying it xx

  2. Such a lovely, whimsical post. I adore the Cottingley Fairies story! Would you like to follow each other? x

  3. fairy tale a true story used to be one of my favourite films when i was younger! i totally believed i had fairies living at the bottom of my garden

  4. I always love these photos. I would love it if they were real and fairies were actually captured on camera! Your blog is so cute.


  5. I am fascinated by fairies just like you! Love these. xx

  6. haha cute pictures and no, I don't think they exist but when I was little, I alsways wanted to be one! :P Xx

  7. Heya,hope you are well! Loving your blog, photos are looking really nice! Love Ellie Kingdon xxx


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