Thank you for visiting the Cottingley Family Friendly Site TM

Watercolour "Where Fairytales Begin" by Shirley A Thompson.

Courtesy Mrs. V. Youell


It is late spring in 1917. Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths lazily read and daydream in the sunshine on the banks of Cottingley Beck. Seed heads blown from a dandelion puff drift fairylike across the water - imagination takes flight and a fairytale begins.

Watercolour "The Cottingley Fairies" by Terry Saglibene.

Art Teacher, Blind Brook School District, Rye Brook, New York.