The question of why witches ride broomsticks will be answered by Anne Blanchard when she explains the history of brooms and brushes at the Fleurieu Antiques and Collectibles Group meeting on Sunday, February 9.
Anne will use a Powerpoint production and a display of her collection of antique and vintage brooms and brushes to illustrate her talk at Carrickalinga House. Magical properties and folk superstitions are frequently associated with brooms in particular, and they have featured in literature and film a number of times, from The Wizard of Oz to Harry Potter.
The meeting will begin at 2pm, and the main speaker will be followed by a Show and Tell, where members bring items of interest and talk briefly about them.
There will be a mystery item and a member's display as well. Afternoon tea will then be available. Visitors are welcome to attend.