231 – Curse: Poppet

Physical description:
Knitted doll/poppet of female A.T.S. sergeant with noose round neck and pins in knee.
Museum classification:
Curses
Size:
350mm
Information:
Text by Cecil Williamson: 'A.T.S. sergeant, one gathers that she was a grade A bitch, a trifle hard on the youngsters in her platoon. So to even the score they wove or rather knitted quite a spell so that the sergeant would really get knotted. The full chapter and verse of this unique case is long and quite fascinating. Did the sergeant get knotted? Well, yes she did, poor soul. She suffered a fate worse than death, or so they say.' Mentioned in Doreen Valiente's description of the exhibits at Cecil Williamson's 'House of Spells' at Polperro (Transcripts from Doreen Valiente's Diaries 1959-1966, in the museum library (133.43 VAL), pp.29-34).
Resource:
Object
Materials:
Wool
Copyright ownership:
Copyright to The Museum of Witchcraft Ltd.
Text by Cecil Williamson: 'A.T.S. sergeant, one gathers that she was a grade A bitch, a trifle hard on the youngsters in her platoon. So to even the score they wove or rather knitted quite a spell so that the sergeant would really get knotted. The full chapter and verse of this unique case is long and quite fascinating. Did the sergeant get knotted? Well, yes she did, poor soul. She suffered a fate worse than death, or so they say.' Mentioned in Doreen Valiente's description of the exhibits at Cecil Williamson's 'House of Spells' at Polperro (Transcripts from Doreen Valiente's Diaries 1959-1966, in the museum library (133.43 VAL), pp.29-34).