On a Cave called
Black Annis’s Bower
Being an answer to a very young lady’s enquiries about the story of Black Annis
Where down the plain the winding pathway falls
From Glenfield Vill to Lester’s ancient walls,
Nature or Art with imitative power,
Far in the glenn has placed Black Annis’ Bower. Continue reading “Black Annis’s Bower – a poem by John Heyrick”
There is a jumble of thoughts about his below, and I will throw more at the page as I find it.
I go with the idea of Black Annis being a shape-shifting time traveller myself.
It is thought that the earliest written reference to Black Annis was from the eighteenth century, from which a title deed referred to a parcel of land as “Black Anny’s Bower Close”. Continue reading “Who is Black Annis”
Black Annis has been variously described as:
A one eyed wizened blue-faced crone or witch , with immensely strong with long white or yellow sharp tearing teeth, long black iron claws, and nocturnal hag with a taste for humans (especially children) and lambs. Even thinking about her can cause madness. Continue reading “Black Annis – what did she look like”