It is believed that the origins of Halloween may probably be found in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival which honoured the dead. The Celts divided their year into four major holidays and according to this calendar, the year began on a day which now corresponds to November 1st on the modern calendar. Halloween History The […]
And now for something completely different…We all know the image of the mummy who appears swaddled in bandages every Halloween. You probably also know of the famous curse of Tutankhamen… Curse of Tutankhamen The story goes that when Howard Carter opened the pharaoh’s tomb in 1922 it unleashed a dreadful curse which according to the […]
On a completely different front, I was interested to read in the local paper The Shropshire Star (who I write a weekly column for) that a group of local folk called “It’s Behind You” (love their sense of fun) had done a special nights vigil at the visitor centre at the scene of the Battle of Shrewsbury 1403.