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Appleby-in-Westmorland is named official Honorary Quidditch Town

Appleby has been recognised as an Honorary Quidditch Town in celebration of the new book, Quidditch Through The Ages Illustrated Edition, an essential companion to the Harry Potter series and Quidditch banner launch photo courtesy of Appleby TICguide on the wizard’s favourite sport. 

To mark the release of Quidditch Through The Ages Illustrated Edition, written by J.K Rowling and illustrated by Emily Gravett, Bloomsbury Publishing presented the Mayor of Appleby, Councillor Gareth Hayes, with a decorative banner featuring gold Quidditch hoops celebrating the town’s fictitious Quidditch team, Appleby Arrows. Appleby Arrows feature in the wizarding world’s Quidditch league and the banner also bears the town’s Quidditch team crest, a striking design featuring gold and teal patchwork.

The Mayor of Appleby, Councillor Gareth Hayes was pictured with the banner in an outdoor, socially distanced presentation with two young Harry Potter fans at Low Cross. During the official presentation, the young Harry Potter fans celebrated their Nimbus 2000 broomsticks outside the Grade II listed building.