Monday, December 08, 2008

Friends 'Do' 2008

Well what a great time was had by all this weekend! Back to the fun of old as the Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft had their annual meeting at The Wellington Hotel in Boscastle.

We had some excellent speakers: Joyce Froome (pictured right with Martin), who is the museum's resident historian, gave a talk which is a taster for her new book (coming out next year) entitled Wicked Enchantments. She looks at the Pendle witches of Lancaster and spell casting around the 17th Century. If the talk is anything to go by the book should make fascinating reading.

Professor Ron Hutton of Bristol University gave the second talk of the day on the subject of 'New Thoughts on the Great Witchhunt' which he wrote for this meeting. As always, Ron was a lively and erudite speaker with a fascinating subject. FYI he is also Patron of 'Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft'. Here he is pictured with Graham.

The speakers were followed by the AGM where 4 new Trustees were chosen - more on that later.

The evening was capped off by a performance by the fabulous band 'The Dolmen' who donated their fee to the Friends as they are great supporters of the museum. So thanks dudes. Much bopping and drinking was done for which we paid dearly on Sunday. This did not stop a handful of diehards from attending the annual walk up the valley to visit the headstone of Joan Whytte & Minster. The rabble are pictured right.
All in all it was a fun weekend and we recommend it for next year. If you would like to become a Friend of the museum please email us for details. More info about it should be coming soon.

1 comment:

Hedge Hornbeam said...

looking forward to this years weekend.