On Thursday October 24th at 7.30pm in Henfield, the Friends of St. Peter's Church is delighted to present a talk by local historian Dr. Janet Pennington, entitled "Witches, Warlocks, and Wellingtons". Significantly timed for the week before Halloween, this talk will focus on how our ancestors ritually protected themselves, their homes, and their animals from the malign influence of witches and other dark forces. We are all familiar with the "lucky horseshoe", but what is its exact significance? And what other objects, images, and plants were used by Sussex folk to ward off evil and to bring good luck? Dr. Pennington will bring along a range of some of these mysterious items to be displayed and handled, and will also invite audience members to bring their own objects.
The talk will be in the Church Hall of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Church Lane, Henfield BN5 9PE at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7.50 and are available at the door, or from Village Care in advance. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be served. For further details please ring Simon on 07498 789767.