Jackanory Revisited Tuesday evening 1st July
At the Spread Eagle Public House
Word Of Mouth Story Tellers, alias Honor & Nick, provided a
mixture of traditional & contemporary tales. Stories that have
passed from word to mouth, from generation to generation since time
immemorial, long before the printed word stole the uniqueness of
this old and noble art. Here in Lymm we are, indeed, privileged
to have such people of rare talent (perhaps they could give us all
If the imagination permits, one can float away on Nick & Honor’s
words and lose oneself from the troubles and events of the day.
Their stories are told effortlessly and with humour, charm and finesse,
expression and irony.
So with the backdrop of a welsh dresser and oak beams (what better
traditional setting) they held forth with such tales as “The
Character Who Found Himself in The City Ruled By a King”,
“The Curate & The Hat” (related with a full Cornish
“The Beautiful Young Lady Called Dorani” and many more
If we say that these stories occasionally included handsome young
men who are usually princes and princesses who are usually beautiful
(with long golden hair) then that would only be a part of it but
it is in the manner of their telling that injects the charm into
this art, a special talent and something that our wonderful village
is very fortunate to have with us.