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Bess of Black Fell


Bess Turner wanted to turn her inheritance, Black Fell Farm into an  animal sanctuary, but it was haunted by Elda, a witch drowned by the people of Charn village four centuries before. The present-day villagers wanted Bess to fill in the pond, but some swans nested there, and Bess decided to drain it to another place nearby. Dickon Hayter, whose ancestor Elda had loved, tried to help her, but the angry villagers stopped them. The villagers grew even more hostile after the church bell began ringing by itself.

bess of black fell


  • Art: Oliver Passingham


  • Bess of Black Fell – Judy:  #893 (19 February 1977) – #902 (23 April 1977)