Ancient Stones on Old Postcards by Jerry Bird

In Edwardian England many hitherto obscure sites of antiquarian interest became popular with a newly mobile population. These images from Jerry Bird's unique collection of picture-postcards date from that time, when stories concerning druids, faeries, witches and giants were still told about the menhirs, stone circles, chromlechs, caves, gorges, crags and tors that adorn our countryside. This collection, categorized by folklore and enhanced with lively and scholarly commentary, includes many lesser-known sites. With the added bonus of map references and directions, the book is ideal for the modern-day antiquary or pilgrim who wishes to connect with England's ancestral 'ancient stones'.

Publisher: Green Magic

Publication date: 2011

Format: Paperback