Televising the Holy Thorn, Scenes from Kingsthorn, Herefordshire, at Midnight on Christmas Eve, Old Style Public

This item is a magazine clipping from The Illustrated London News entitled, "Televising the Holy Thorn, Scenes from Kingsthorn, Herefordshire, at Midnight on Christmas Eve, Old Style". The clipping features three black and white photographs, one of a crowd gathering around the Holy Thorn Tree at Christmas to witness its blooming, a second close up photograph of a sprig of the Holy Thorn Tree ready to bloom at Christmas Eve, and a third photograph of a young girl help by a woman (possibly her mother) being shown a sprig of the budding Holy Thorn. The brief article that accompanies the photographs describes several Holy Thorn trees in Herefordshire, basic elements of the Christian legend behind the tree's origins featuring Joseph of Arimathea, as well as local events related to the Christmas blooming of the sacred trees.


In Collection:
Contributor Subject Publisher Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 newspaper clipping
Alternative title
  • "Televising the Holy Thorn: scenes at Kingsthorn", Jan. 14th, 1950
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 51.14433,-2.70032
Physical repository Collection
  • Katharine Maltwood Collection
  • Donor: John Maltwood
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Box1_SecV_C_Lot4_14
Fonds title
  • Katharine Maltwood fonds
Fonds identifier
  • SC076
Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 7, 2015
Technical note
  • Digitized by Robbyn Gordon Lanning. Technical and cataloguing metadata provided by Robbyn Gordon Lanning. Migration metadata by KD.
  • 1950
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests ( This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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