Another mild day with fresh southerly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Halloween Tales From Orkney: Parties and Parades
A feature of Halloween through the years has been the holding of parties, mostly, but not exclusively, for children, and of parades.
“Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite/All are on their rounds to-night”
Helen’s Home Cooking: Clapshot (Neep & Tattie)
Wondering what to do with the insides of your neep as you carve out a lantern for Halloween. Clapshot is excellent, on its own or served with mince or haggis.
Weather Forecast: Mainly dry with some sunshine.
Fresh southerly winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Halloween Tales From Orkney: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’
The ‘youth of Orkney’s country parishes’, wrote a letter to The Orkney Herald and Advertiser on 4th of November 1931, to prove they were not degenerate.
War of the Worlds #OnThisDay
On October 30th 1938, “The War of the Worlds” was a Halloween episode of the radio series The Mercury Theatre on the Air directed and narrated by Orson Welles as an adaptation of H. G. Wells’s novel The War of the Worlds (1898).
Weather Forecast: Dry with bright and sunny spells.
Mild with mainly light winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Halloween Tales From Orkney: ‘Authority Was Flouted’
“The young fellows from all the farms and villages round about used to fairly let themselves go on Halloween night. Authority was flouted. “
Weather Forecast: Cloudy and mild with rain at times, windy later today.
Windy later with strong to gale southwesterly winds late afternoon. Maximum temperature 14 °C.