Monday, April 21, 2008

Broom Stuck

At Least They’ll Learn How To Spell

An English village school is to scrap its historic witch logo because of fears that it drives away pupils and teachers. Warboys Community Primary School has used the emblem of a witch riding a broomstick for more than 60 years, marking the fact that the Cambridgeshire village was the last place in England to hang witches.

FOOTNOTE: Wicca basket.

15 comments:

aims said...

That's too bad. I think they should keep it for its history and its meaning.

Maggie May said...

How ridiculous!

Akelamalu said...

What a silly idea!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

No sense of belonging in the world these days is there. This country is losing all it's wonderful heritage and fascinating history because of do-gooders and political correctness. But I guess I'm opening up a huge can of worms there.

Crystal xx

Blog Princess said...

I bet the kids are miffed as well. I know I am!

Rhea said...

I agree with everyone here, leave it! Makes for a great story and great town character.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

That's really too bad. Erases the character.

Sandi McBride said...

Maybe they should just upgrade to a witch on a hoover.
Sandi

quilly said...

Okay, but if they get rid of the witch and her broom, who's sweeping the history under the rug?

Jamie Dawn said...

At least they didn't burn them.
I think most witches would rather be hung than burned, so maybe that town should be applauded for being so humane.

Uncle Joe said...

In the words of Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
I'm not a witch! They just dressed me this way!!!

Bubba's Sis said...

But do they still get to wear their black, pointy hats to school?

the amoeba said...

So, the town ditched the witches but left Warboys alone? Hello? Did they fear reprisals from Her Majesty's Armed Forces? Or maybe Slitherin House?

CrazyCath said...

Warboys and witches. What a combination!

Great puns again. Wicca basket. Another groan I'm afraid!

Gretchen said...

Unbelievable! What is wrong with people?