Mill Museum: Ash & Elm Charm
This is another intriguing display of Traditional Witchcraft, folklore and magic, from the old Witches Mill Museum.
Two sticks cut of the same length, bound with green ribbon and wax. The top stick is painted and labelled:
ASH, Coles Pits, August: 1918
The second stick is labelled
ELM, Wadley, August: 1918
The Ash and Elm are secured onto a mat board and the writing explains the charm saying:
Ash and Elm Charm, placed on a mantel shelf
To keep off Ghosts and Hobgoblins.
And in very tiny script it continues saying:
As used in Cheshire 1895.