Every picture tells a story …

cottingley fairies



The famous Cottingley Fairies photographs were taken by two children in 1917 and had many people fooled for many decades.  It wasn’t until 1980 that the pair admitted that the photographs had been staged. (Although one of the women still maintained that one of the photos was genuine.)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

The original photographs  and the two cameras the girls used are now on display at the National Media Museum, Bradford.

Cottingley, on the outskirts of Bradford  now has a new housing estate with aptly named streets right next to the wooded valley where the girls had fun with their cameras in the early 1900s.

cottingley sign


(photo credit – Peter Hughes)

Could you fool us, with a few props and a camera, I wonder?

Have fun discovering and remember a ‘camera never lies’!!


(the fairies were actually cardboard shapes cut from one of the girls books – sorry folks!)


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