FOLKLORE, MAGIC AND MYSTERIES:
MODERN WITCHCRAFT & FOLK CULTURE IN BRITAIN
EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Saturday 2nd April 2016
On a bright and sunny April day in 2016 history was made as the new exhibition of the Doreen Valiente collection opened at Preston Manor, Brighton. Crowds gathered from the early morning to see the ribbons being cut and become the first to see some of the collection on display in a full museum setting for the first time.
Visitors were treated to talks from Preston Manor's Paula Wrightson, Doreen Valiente and Gerald Gardner biographer Philip Heselton and the Doreen Valiente Foundation's Ashley Mortimer as well as being the first to view the exhibition.
The exhibition reviews have begun to come in and are overwhelmingly proclaiming it a success, we'll be posting these here but meanwhile here's a small taste of some of the exhibits on display: