Fairy Steps, the legendary stone steps that were once used to haul coffins up the rockface ~

From Beetham village, England, a path climbs to Beetham fell and leads to the so-called Fairy Steps. The second of two flights of stone steps, where the narrow passage squeezes between two sheer rock faces via a flight of natural stone stairs is so named because of a legend. Apparently, if you descend this narrow stone stairway without touching the rocks on either side, the local fairies will grant you a wish. Other legends talk about the fairies using the steps to escape a witches’ cauldron, and it is said…

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#TodayInHistory – November 21

November 21 – Some important events on this day. 164 BC 👉🏼 During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah 1818 👉🏼 Russia’s Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine 1837 👉🏼 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times 1905 👉🏼 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships 1906 👉🏼 China prohibits the opium trade 1916 👉🏼 Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sinks in Aegean Sea killing 30 people. More than 1,000…

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