23 February 2012

Exhibition explores East Anglian witch-hunt during the English Civil War

Update 10 July 2012: I subsequently visited this exhibition; you can view the photos I took here.

An exhibition in Walthamstow, east London, explores the witch-hunts that happened in the east of the country during the English Civil War.

The East Anglian witch-hunt of 1645-47 runs until March 25th 2012 at the Vestry House Museum. There are also a few special events taking place between now and the end of the run ...

A couple of free craft events take place between now and the end of March. Visitors can learn about the history of magic and witchcraft with Brenda Coyle, and create a little 'make believe magic' to take home. Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult:

Sunday 26th February, 1pm-4.30pm

Witches and Wizards

Sunday 17th March, 1pm-4.30pm
Magic Spells

The Vestry House is a local history museum in the heart of Walthamstow Village. Built in 1730 as a workhouse, it was later a police station and private house. The first motor car to be driven in London and the first built in Britain - built by Frederick Bremer - is also on display.

The Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow
© Copyright Mike Quinn  (CC BY-SA 2.0)

- more about the exhibition

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