Welcome to another of our Superstition Saturday in-house articles. This piece was originally written under the title Ruins and Ghosts: How a Work of Gothic Fiction Created the Most Haunted Site in Britain for Superstition Sam's undergraduate degree. Hope you enjoy it! Berry Pomeroy Castle is an early 15th century property located in Gatcombe Valley … Continue reading The Power of Folklore: The ‘Ghosts’ of Berry Pomeroy Castle
Today is a special day, and a special day deserves a special blog post! The second Saturday of April marks the 2nd anniversary of our first #SuperstitionSat Session in 2020, therefore this month's in-house article will look at some superstitions about birthdays and birth - similarly to our theme on Twitter today. Birthdays are an … Continue reading #SuperstitionSat Anniversary: Superstitions of Birthdays & Birth
When Britons think of superstitions, no doubt one of the first that will come to mind is that magpies are bad luck. But are they really that bad? For this month's in-house blog article, we are going to look at the reputation of this bird in the British Isles, and hopefully try to see them … Continue reading Superstitions of Magpies: One for Sorrow or One for Joy?