Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Ken Barlow: Druid

Summer officially begins today, June 21st. Yes, it’s the Summer Solstice; a time of year favoured by Druids and Pagans alike.

Thousands converge on Stonehenge every year to celebrate the arrival of summer. William Roache (our Ken Barlow) is no stranger to the festivities. William, as well as being an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) is also a member of the Druid Order and has celebrated the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge.

William’s son Linus Roache recalls a childhood with Druid parents. “We had pendulums. We even had aura goggles; you were meant to be able to see people's auras through them."


Anonymous said...

Hmmm...to be a Druid or a Pagan. It's a tough choice. I think there is more naked dancing in the Pagan faith so I might lean towards them... But then again, the druids have some pretty cool virgin sacrifice ceremonies.

Ken Barlow rocks!


Anonymous said...

Got to love being naked for some ritual. But damn, those virgin sacrifices seal the deal every time.

Jacqueline said...

As a virgin and behalf of virgins everywhere, we fully condemn the druid practice of sacrifices and fully endorse naked dancing

Anonymous said...

yeah...the nakedness sure does tip the balance toward joining up with the Pagans.

Welcome Summer!!!! Shall we dance...