FOLKLORE weaves through Britain's landscape like a magical thread. If you know how and where to look you'll find evidence of it in even the most modern shopping centres and backstreet alleys.
Some aspects, like the green man, can be traced back centuries but still exist as carvings in churches or even as pub signs like the one opposite.
And it's no good looking condescendingly at our naive ancestors for believing all this "nonsense". Read about the Friend of a Friend tales (Foafs) and you'll see how modern folklore is alive and well in this technological age.