Could I ask if any of your readers have stories to tell about local animal beliefs, for example the White Bird of the Oxenham?s or Lady Howard?s Black Dog.

If they would like to talk to me about them please contact me at Wren, 1 St James Street, Okehampton, EX20 1DW, tel 01837 53754, or email [email protected]">[email protected]

I am preparing a paper for this year?s Baring-Gould Study day (October 29) and would like to include local stories.

Marilyn Tucker