London Druid in 1900?

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London Druid in 1900?

Post by Kim O'Hara » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:16 pm

A FB friend suggests that this may be "An urban druid performing spirit sorcery in a park in London, 1900," and wonders if it was Crowley but couldn't find any background info on the photo. Does anyone here know anything about it?

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Re: London Druid in 1900?

Post by Losal Samten » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:23 pm

Can't find that gas mask style around that era at a cursory look. Seems to be WW1 and post.

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Re: London Druid in 1900?

Post by Kim O'Hara » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:31 pm

Losal Samten wrote:Can't find that gas mask style around that era at a cursory look. Seems to be WW1 and post.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/an-illustrated-h ... -504296785
Good point - thanks.

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Post by crazy-man » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:02 am

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Post by Wayfarer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:20 am

Ah. So not a Druid, but a Hippie. (Not that they're mutually exclusive, I suppose.)
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Re: London Druid in 1900?

Post by Mantrik » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:52 pm

You want a proper old Druid and eccentric in a pic?

Heeeere's Billy!

Dr William Price of Llantrisant, who died in the 1809's. Worth a Google as the guy who was famous for many things, including becoming a father in his 90's and having the English law changed so he could cremate the dead body of the child on a pyre:

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Post by Grigoris » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Price died on the night of 23 January 1893. His final words, when he knew that he was near death, were "Bring me a glass of Champagne". He drank the champagne and died shortly after.
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His wife would go on to remarry, this time to a road inspector employed by the local council, and she gave up her Druidic beliefs to join a conventional Christian denomination, having her two children baptised into it, and Iesu Grist [Jesus Christ] was renamed Nicholas, never fulfilling the ambitious predictions that his father had made about him.
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Post by Lobsang Chojor » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm

It's his own cremation:
William Price was cremated on a pyre of two tons of coal
That must have been some fire :rolling:
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Re: London Druid in 1900?

Post by HePo » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:47 pm

Wayfarer wrote:Ah. So not a Druid, but a Hippie. (Not that they're mutually exclusive, I suppose.)
nope, not a Druid, not a Hippie, but a Provo (Amsterdam 1965 - 1967)

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Re: London Druid in 1900?

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:39 pm

Thanks, everyone. I now have my answer - plus a lot more fun stuff. :smile:

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Re: London Druid in 1900?

Post by Wayfarer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:58 am

HePo wrote:
Wayfarer wrote:Ah. So not a Druid, but a Hippie. (Not that they're mutually exclusive, I suppose.)
nope, not a Druid, not a Hippie, but a Provo (Amsterdam 1965 - 1967)
What?!? A member of the IRA?
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