Dion Fortune Revisited

In December 2009 I wrote a blog post concerned with the rectification of Dion Fortune’s nativity. The article may be accessed here: Dion Fortune’s Nativity

We know that Dion Fortune was born as Violet Mary Firth at Bryn-Y-Bia in Llandudno on December 6th 1890 but there were different opinions about the exact location of the place where she was born and spent part of her youth, Lympley Lodge and the Craigside Hydro Hotel. Alan Richardson writes in his book Priestess, The Life and Magic of Dion Fortune:

It was at the foot of this lesser dragon [the Little Orme] that Violet was born, in the old house they lived in until the purpose-built Limpley Lodge was finished as the permanent housing for the owners and managers of the Craigside Hydropathic Establishment. (p.27)

To clarify  matters, I am now able to provide a picture of the Craigside Hydro Hotel with the Lympley Lodge in the foreground:

The  picture below shows the whole complex, seen from the Little Orme. Llandudno and the Great Orme are visible in the background.


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