Speakers Nov 19 AGM

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2011 by friendsbmw

This year’s AGM & Get Together will be held November 19th 2011 at The Wellington Hotel Boscastle.

Speakers are:

Tabitha Cadbury Collecting Magic

Tabitha says ~ My talk will focus on one aspect of the Museum of Witchcraft’s collection, the everyday charms & amulets used by ordinary folk attempting to ‘accentuate the positive’ & ‘eliminate the negative’ in their lives. The objects in question include rubbing stones, moles’ feet, WWI soldiers’ amulets & Neapolitan glass charms. Using images of similar objects in museums all over England, I will point out how Cecil Williamson’s collection interconnects with these through the late C19th & early C20th folklore movement & through collectors such as the prominent London folklorist Edward Lovett. Who collected these powerful things, & how have their meanings changed over time?

Tabitha Cadbury is a museum curator & researcher. She studied anthropology & world arts & has worked for the British Museum, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Royal Albert Museum in Exeter & the Scarborough Museums Trust. She is an active member of the Museum Ethnographers Group & currently a Curator of Human History at the Plymouth City Museum. She is planning a doctorate on charms & amulets collections.


Elayne Hoskins Folklore on Film


Steve Patterson The Magic of Boscastle


Simon Costin Museum of British Folklore Update

Saturday Evening Musical Entertainment

Boscastle Buoys
and hopefully Tros en Treys TBC


Guardians of Magic Day report

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 by friendsbmw

Please go to the Museum blog fro a report on this fantastic day
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Calling all Spurious Stories…..

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2011 by friendsbmw

One of our speakers for the Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft Get Together is putting together a talk which will include the top ten spurious stories about the museum. If you have heard anything outrageous can you please email me at witchnews@googlemail.com with your story and it may be used in the talk



Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2011 by friendsbmw

we thought it might be nice if some of you would do a Tripadvisor review for us – we’ve had some very good ones and it would be great to have more – have a think & if you would like to do one we’d be most grateful

Anniversary Book

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2011 by friendsbmw

the book Museum of Witchcraft~A Magical History will be officially launched May 14th at the Guardians of Cornish Magic Day in Boscastle (fully booked) and is already selling well.

This is a limited edition (250) hardback signed by museum owner Graham King and is proving very popular – the images are very beautiful if I do say so myself. You can buy one through the museum or at www.theoccultartcompany.co.uk

Greetings to all

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2011 by friendsbmw

Hello to all Friends – apologies for radio silence on this blog but have been away and busy putting together the new anniversary book The Museum of Witchcraft~A Magical History which has gone to the printers this week and should be available in May.

 Here is a pic of the cover.

The Friends newsletter will be going out today and the cover shows the details for the Guardians of Magic day of talks may 14th. Click here Guardians of Magic day of talks and Book Launch for details.

The new date for the 2011 AGM has been set for November 19th and will be at The Wellington Hotel once again.

Friends Weekend

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2010 by friendsbmw

The Friends weekend will be going ahead as planned despite the weather conditions in some parts of the country. It’s disappointing some people have had to cancel but this is the only weekend we have available. Hopefully the snow will let up – it’s lovely here in Boscastle with a few icicles down around the harbour but no snow as yet.