Weird Tales Radio Show #35: Michaelmas plus the Patron Saint of Sorcerers and Viking squirrels - 27th September 2018
And to think I spent my formative years living on baked beans on toast!
The 26th of September! Why that's the Feast of St Cyprian of Antioch, the Patron Saint of witches, magicians, sorcerers, occultists, demonologists and necromancers. Wait... run that one by me again!
I was so intrigued I wrote this article for Ancient Origins – see link to preview.
The ruined church of St Saviour's Surlingham (at the Norwich end of the Norfolk Broads). Although the church has been abandoned for over 300 years, the Norfolk naturalist Ted Ellis (1909-1986) and his wife are buried in the graveyard. Picture taken earlier this year while on a walkabout with Jane Christian. Surlingham Broad is known as "the wherry graveyard" as at least 13 wherry hulls have been scuttled there.
Avast me hearties!
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