Friday, May 22, 2009

Color me envious.

I am relatively sad I can't attend Eamonn's Hellfire Club get together in the UK in like, a day. Because it actually sounds fucking awesome.

"The Castle Inn on the High Street at Castle Bytham stands in view of the ancient Saxon fort of Baron Morcar (after whom the nearby Morkery Woods are named), the castle was later home to Thomas Malory, legendary author of the 'Morte D'Arthur'. Local tradition has it that a passage from the inn cellar runs under the castle moat to a chapel which is still buried under the mound.
Behind the Castle Inn is the ancient Church of St James, in which resides one of the oldest surviving maypoles: split in two and made into a ladder when the Puritans seized power, the ladder bears the inscription: 'this warre the maypole 1660'.

We will start the day at the Castle Inn from 3pm with a meet and greet, there will be a (mercifully brief!) talk from 4pm on 'The Hell Fire Club Today' which will give those present an idea of our origins, modern history and the manifestation of the mystery today.Coffee and tea and biscuits will be available free of charge."

God that sounds fun... I'll give the man credit; he knows how to sell a soiree.

1 comment:

Susanne Iles said...

I was planning on going to said soiree as it sounded most fascinating...and fun!! That being said, my baby daughter had other plans and decided to arrive earlier than expected. Ah well, maybe next year? (hmmm, how toddler friendly do you think the gala will be? :) )