Guildhall Finchingfield

Living History

joan king

New exhibits arrive in the museum

kiki woodComment

We have been kindly donated two fascinating sticks by Joan King.  The first is a Witch stick found in a wall of her father, Daniel Peddar's 17th century thatched cottage a couple of miles out of the village.  Daniel Peddar said his great, great grandmother's sister had been beaten to death as a witch.  He believed the stick was then put in the wall where he found it.  The second exhibit to be donated is a fertility stick found in the middle of the thatched roof of the same cottage.  The burnt in designs feature butterflies, birds and flowers.

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