Harry Potter

  1. Brooms up! Appleby flagged up as Quidditch capital

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

    Publicity about Appleby's links with the Harry Potter stories could attract many more tourists to the town, according to its mayor.

    Mayor and schoolchildren with flag

    Gareth Hayes was speaking this morning after a banner was presented to Appleby, to celebrate its fictional Quidditch team, the Appleby Arrows.

    He says that when coronavirus allows, fans could flock to the home of the Arrows and initially the flag will be displayed outside the tourist information centre.

    Quote Message: It's a super surprise in terms of the dark year we've had and it gives us some optimism to look forward for next year." from Gareth Hayes
    Gareth Hayes
  2. Dear Hermione | A Poem By Sarah Grant

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    Video caption: A love letter to Hermione Granger.

    A love letter to Hermione Granger.