>Holy Thorn hacked down


One of the Holy Thorn trees round Glastonbury Tor was cut down by vandals overnight in early December. This is/was the most famous of the Holy Thorns, on Wearyall Hill, the one believed by (fairly modern) folklore to be the descendant of an original hawthorn planted by Joseph of Arimathea during his putative wanderings around the West Country. For the full story see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-11957440 


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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