Pagans Rule Darkest Somerset

The Guardian has sent an intrepid reporter into the heart of Darkest Somerset to watch candidates trying out for the job of Witch Of Wookey Hole (a job vacancy I first reported here). The headline figures from the process are as follows:

  • Number of applicants: 2319
  • Number of letters of complaint from outraged Christians: 23

I make that a win for the pagans by two orders of magnitude (though I acknowledge that some of the letters may be on behalf of large groups).

Anyway, the lucky applicant will be decided today. Here’s hoping that the process resulted in lots of business for local vendors of witch gear.