Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Happy Yule Fest

Greetings and Happy Yule to you all. We've had a great year at the museum thanks to all your support. Although the year got off to a slow start, the summer season more than made up for that. We've experimented with winter opening which was great in November, not so great in early December, but has picked up again over this Xmas - New Year holiday period. We will be closing after New Year so that Graham can start on some renovations upstairs in the "Protection" area.
I promised a piccy of Lee & Hannah's new addition to their family so here is little Lucinda looking very gorgeous at our Solstice gathering. She's obviously getting heavily involved in the festivities here!
By the way (for those who were interested in Jo O'Claireidgh's talk on Egypt at the Friends' gathering), he mentioned a fabulous weaving centre in Egypt where children make amazing tapestries called the Wissa Wassef Centre. I noticed in Resurgence magazine that there is an exhibition on in London from Jan to March next year. Info is on their website I'm definitely going to check it out.

Friday, December 16, 2005


Hi there and merry Yule to you all

we are very excited to announce a new member of the museum team.Hannah, our office mananger, and her husband Lee had a baby girl yesterday morning. Baby Lucy was a couple of weeks early and weighed in at 5lb 1oz, She is very healthy and brother Ewan is very proud of his new sister. Photos when available.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

"Friends" having fun at the Wellie

Friends Weekend

Picture left: Jo & Julian, speakers at the meeting

On the first weekend of December every year the Friends of the Museum hold a meeting in Boscastle and we've just finished yet another successful gathering. It's a social occasion for people to meet old friends and catch up with the latest information about the museum.

We had two speakers this year. Jo O'Clereigh, a man with a great deal of both historical and magical knowledge, spoke on his work as an artist on archaelogical digs in Egypt. The photos and stories of his work and the people he met from the 1960s up until this year were a fascinating insight into this aspect of Egypt, its ancient gods & goddesses, and the wonderful people he met along the way.

Julian Vayne, a well known speaker on Chaos Magic and related topics, spoke on the use of drugs in magic, their ritual use, and their use in the society we live in today. He's always a lively speaker and his talk prompted much discussion.

It was a much warmer venue this year as it was held upstairs in the restaurant of the Wellington Hotel. Normally we're freezing to death in a village hall or a Youth Hostel but we thought we'd go a bit more upmarket this year. Thanks to Susie & the staff at the Wellie for looking after everyone so well.

There was also a special "Friends" prelaunch of The Occult Art Company which received great feedback from everyone there. More on that as we get closer to the actual launch. A website is under construction so if you want a sneak preview you can check it out on and watch the progress.

Sunday morning featured a round walk up through the woods to Joan Wytte's burial marker, Minster Church, then back through thupper village. A great way to blow the previous nights alcohol fuelled cobwebs away.

We hope to see even more people attending next year.