The Wizard, Alderley


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 76  not listed recorded without number

Brocklehurst-Whiston (BWA) silk picture of The Wizard Inn

Woven at bottom of silk:-
BWA Macclesfield
Woven in silk 1967

Printed at bottom of card mount:-

The Wizard
Nether Alderley



Legend printed on inside cover of card mount:-
"It was strange to find an inn there on that lonely road. Its white walls and stone roof had nestled into the surrounding woods for centuries, isolated with no other house in sight; a village inn, without a village. They came to it after a mile and half of dust and wet tar in the heat of the day. Above the door was a painted sign, showing a man, dressed like a monk with long white hair and a beard: behind him a figure in old-fashioned peasant garb struggled with the reins of a white horse, which was rearing on its hind legs. In the background were tall trees. And underneath this painting was written, 'The Wizard'."

Alan Garner: 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen'
Card mount:
cm deep by cm wide

11.2cm high by 17.6cm wide

Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:       Mr Wm Hine
Design Draft:Mr Wm Hine
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weavers:Mrs Hilda Mathers
Mr Charles Broadhead
Design No:Z.17817

by Lewis Cowen:
Old Cheshire Inns No 2, THE WIZARD was produced in 1967, having attracted national attention with publication, in 1960, of Alan Garner's classic tale. 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen'.

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