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Woolpit village sign depicting the green children


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The village sign of Woolpit gives some clues as to its history. One early spelling early, -Wlfpeta may mean 'a pit for trapping wolves'. And it was in these pits that the mysterious green children of the 12th century legend were found. The village sign includes both the green children and a wolf.

12th Jun 2005 by Diane Earl

Citizenship, English, History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Woolpit, village, Suffolk, green children

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