13th June 2014 saw another great moment for the pagan community achieved by the Doreen the Valiente Foundation and Centre for Pagan Studies and organised in collaboration with Children of Artemis - the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque for Gerald Gardner at his former home in Highcliffe.
The journey began with a walk via the Mill House where he was initiated, providing a clear view over the Mill as we passed it on the path, then towards the house where Gerald Gardner lived for the unveiling of the blue plaque.
After the unveiling of the plaque people sampled the so special Gerald Gardner cupcakes and admired the beautiful plaque.
Moving to Highcliffe Castle for the evening tunes were played by Damh the Bard and after the music a talk by Philip Heselton, author and expert on Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente and the history of Wicca, modern Witchcraft.
With music to fill the heart and an amazing talk, the evening was a glorious way to end a fantastic day. Images and video footage will be posted here in due course...
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The Doreen Valiente Foundation learned with great sadness over the Solstice period of the passing of Lois Bourne, High Priestess of the Wica and HPS to Gerald Gardner. Lois is pictured above with Foundation trustee, Isobel Andrade and all our thoughts are with her friends and family at this sad time...
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