Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Witch Hunt


Three thousand people applied for the job of resident witch at the Wookey Hole caves in Somerset. The interviews were today. I’m not surprised that it was so popular - the pay is £50,000 a year!
The downside is that the successful applicant will have to live in a cave, and perform ‘magic’, especially at Halloween.
Apparently an old lady lived in the caves in medieval times, and got the blame for crop failures and disease (as they did in those days – now we just blame the government for that sort of stuff). She was said to have been turned to stone by a splash of holy water.
The modern witch will be part of a tourist venture, and will entertain visitors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8138665.stm

4 comments:

Demented Demon. said...

Unbelievable, how can a witch earn so much for doing so little?! Think of the publicity Wookey Hole has received though, they will be ecstatic.

Sue's Blog said...

You are absolutely right, I had not thought of that. They must have saved a fortune in advertising fees with this, so £50,000 a year for the witch is a bargain.

curneysmells said...

When you say "live in the cave" do you mean they have to be there 24/7??

Sue's Blog said...

I don't know the answer to that one. It sounds pretty grim if that is part of the deal.