Pixie Day in 1971
- Credit: Archant
A flash back to the traditional Pixie Day celebrations in Ottery St. Mary.
We found these lovely nostalgic photos from 1971 of the annual Pixie Day tradition in Ottery St. Mary while looking through the Sidmouth Herald photo archives.
Ottery St. Mary is overrun by pesky pixies each year in June as the cohort seek to reek revenge on the church bell ringers for their infernal ringing of the bells.
Pixie Day is a tradition dating back to 1954. The event commemorates a local legend about the ‘pixies’ being banished from the town to a cave known as ‘Pixies’ Parlour’.
The local cubs and scouts dress up as the pesky pixies and reenact the legend by capturing the bell ringers and leading them from the church to their cave.
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