Cottingley Fairies
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Elsie Wright's House

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This is where the story began...

Elsie and Frances would spend many hours playing in the attic bedroom and on one particular occasion traced images of fairies from Princess Mary's Gift Book which they later photographed using Arthur Wright's Midg ¼ plate camera.

The Beck which provided the mystical backdrop to the fairy photos stands only a few yards away beyond the 70ft back garden.

However, Elsie Wright is not the only famous inhabitant of the terrace. Artist Jimmy Hardaker, herbalist Jimmy Dobson and now Emmerdale's vet (Paddy Kirk) Dominic Brunt have made it their home in the quiet Cottingley Village.

If you are visiting the area, please remember to respect the privacy of the local residents.