Monday, June 8, 2009

The Story of The Woodland Pantsuit People

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Among other stories, it seems that three sisters who were devout Catholics, lived here in the 1590's. As Catholicism was illegal in England at the time,The Vaux sisters held secret masses at Baddesley Clinton. They had three priest holes built on the premises, in which they hid the priests from certain death if they were discovered.
These priest holes can still be visited today.
But long before the Vaux sisters or the Clinton's came along, The Woodland Pantsuit People lived their simple existence here in the Forest of Arden.
"The Woodlanders", as they are most commonly called, invented the pocket due the simple need of a holding place for Arden's famous raspberries. 
These forest pantsuit dwellers are also responsible for the pantsuit hood, which has long since gone out of fashion.


Ghostly sightings of these Woodland Pantsuit people are still reported by the locals of the Forest of Arden today.
       One of many gargoyles on Baddesley Clinton.

5 comments:

Charlene said...

Awesome story! I love it! And, what a beautiful & mysterious place...

Tour Wonk said...

Priest Holes!

Hillary Clinton Army said...

Field trip!

Charlene said...

Do we need our Passports? I'm ready!

Vince said...

Awesome story! I love it! And, what a beautiful & mysterious place...
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Vince

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