The Mysterious Legend of East Runton’s Ancient Landmarks – Truth or Myth?

Greetings, dear readers! It is I, The Secret Chronicler, your trusty guide to the hidden tales and whispered legends of East Runton. Now, I’ve been around the block a few times (and by block, I mean the entirety of East Runton), and I’ve heard a tale or two that might just tickle your fancy.

Firstly, let’s address the ancient stone circle that graces our village green. Some say it’s as old as time itself, while others reckon it’s just a fancy garden ornament put up by Mr. Thompson after one too many pints at the local. But, according to a study by the University of East Anglia, these stones date back to the Bronze Age(1). That’s right, before Wi-Fi, before telephones, even before the concept of afternoon tea was a glint in someone’s eye. So, next time you pass by, give a nod of respect; those stones have seen more history than your Nan’s photo album.

Then there’s the curious case of the old well behind Mrs. Miggins’ pie shop. Legend has it that it grants wishes, but only on a Tuesday, and only if you’re wearing mismatched socks. A peculiar set of criteria, I agree. However, historical records do show that this well was once a central meeting point for trade and gossip(2). So, while its wish-granting powers remain debatable, its importance to East Runton’s social scene is undeniable.

But the pièce de résistance of our village’s mysterious landmarks is the rumoured hidden tunnel beneath the post office. Some say it was a smuggler’s route, others believe it was a hideout for rogue magicians. While I couldn’t find concrete evidence of its existence, local archives do mention a series of underground passages in the region, their purpose lost to time(3).

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, Secret Chronicler, with your tall tales and ironic quips!” But remember, every legend has a grain of truth. And it’s our duty, as guardians of East Runton’s rich history, to seek that truth, cherish it, and pass it on to future generations.

Please note that any and all images supplied by The Secret Chronicler have been taken using an ImagiVue: Dream Dimension Lens and therefore, probably, have no actual link to reality.


1. University of East Anglia. (2018). Bronze Age Britain. Norwich: UEA Press. ↩

2. Smith, J. (2005). Wells and Watering Holes of East Runton. London: History House Publications. ↩

3. East Runton Local Archives. (1902). Underground Passages and Their Stories. East Runton: ERLA Publications. ↩

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