TONIGHT: Search For Edward Lovett And His Magical Collection

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By Lindsey Last edited 89 months ago
TONIGHT: Search For Edward Lovett And His Magical Collection

Our friend, Ross McFarlane of Wellcome Library pitches up at South East London Folklore Society tonight to talk about the other collector in his life, Edward Lovett:

Lovett was a collector of the early 20th century who had a particular interest in the folklore of contemporary Londoners. He built up a huge collection of lucky charms and healing objects, which were evidence to him of ancient traditions operating at the heart of the British Empire.

This talk will aim to shine some light on Lovett and his collection and also tell some tales of amulets, mascots and hair sandwiches…

SELFS meet upstairs at the Old Kings Head, Borough High Street. Talk at 8pm, discussion and random announcements after plus drinking. Still only £2.50. RSVP on Facebook if you wish. All welcome but get there early - it's jolly popular.

Last Updated 10 March 2011