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Museum of Witchcraft, 1960s

Fantastic footage of the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall in the late 1960s, under the ownership of Cecil Williamson.

The collection originally resided in Castletown on the Isle of Man, where Gerald Gardner, father of Wicca, could be found as Witch in Residence. From here Williamson moved it to Windsor, but after complaints from the locals (perhaps too close to the  royal reptilian neighbours?) he took it to Gloucestershire, where it was damaged in an arson attack, and finally to Boscastle in Cornwall, where it remains to this day.

[As an aside, the last time I visited Boscastle was the day before the terrible flood of 2004. The deluge swept away the fundamentalist christian shop just up the road from the Museum, which, while badly damaged, remained structurally sound.]