The Wizard, Alderley

1967

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

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

Words:
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'
Size:
Card mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
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
Comments:

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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