‘Peter the Wild Boy’ Graveyard Picnic.
13.00-15.30, Saturday, 5 September
Visit to see the headstone inscribed “Peter the Wild Boy”, in the graveyard of St Mary’s Church in Northchurch. The stone marking the Hertfordshire resting place of this famous feral child, invited to England by George I, is Grade II listed. We will also view the plaque erected in the church in his honour. English Heritage has confirmed that the boy was found in a Hanover forest in 1724, unable to speak and walking on all fours. He was brought to the Court of King George as a “curiosity” two years later. He was eventually moved to a farmhouse in Hertfordshire, where he died in 1785, aged about 72.
Picnic lunch provided.
‘Walking with Wolves’.
8.30-14.30, Friday, 4 September
Visit to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to interact with wolves and hear an exclusive talk by members of the Trust on ‘Re-wilding the wolf’.
Packed lunch provided.
The excursion is limited to 50 people only, so please book early as places will be on a first come, first served basis.
‘Lycanthropic Lantern of Fear Show’.
19.40-20.10, Friday, 4 September
Magic lantern show on the theme of the werewolf. David Annwn Jones will take us on a journey to the edges of civilization and sanity, in this spectacular werewolf show presented on a genuine Victorian magic lantern, with original 19th century slides. David will entertain us with an enthralling wolfish spectacle unique to OGOM Company of Wolves. An unsettling and authentically Gothic experience. Be very afraid!