“There’ll be nine witches from the bottom of Orcop to the end of Garway Hill as long as water flows.”
If you’ve never been to Garway Hill you should.
After a visit to Garway in 1917, M. R. James wrote the following note:
‘We must have offended somebody or something at Garway, I think. Probably we took it too much for granted, in speaking of it, that we should be able to do exactly as we pleased. Next time we shall know better. There is no doubt that it is a very rum place and needs careful handling.’
It is not so much the Garway church itself or its dovecote featuring 666 holes, but the sacred well next to it (as it is often the case) and the hill, connected to the Knights Templars as well as local witchcraft tales. The stones you’ll find there have been dropped by the Devil when his apron broke as he was carrying them to Orcop. The rooster crew and he had to go home, leaving the boulders on the Garway Hill.
Garway Witch Trial is the opening track of the last side of Source Code. It’s a seven minutes long trip to dark places from a distant past when some people didn’t know any better and would punish those who knew.
Source Code is getting a new pressing on Turquoise double vinyl (2xLP, 200) and we should get them soon!
Preorder available on Bandcamp: https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/merch