Witch way to Bungay?

Thursday, 2 February 2023

The Sun

Stuart's home town of Bungay in Suffolk has the highest number of Satanists in England, according to the 2021 census.

It is in Bungay where the Black Shuck Festival will take place in August - marking the legend of Black Shuck, a ghostly black dog which is said to roam throughout East Anglia.

The most notable sighting of Black Shuck was in Bungay on 4 August 1577. Black Shuck is said to have burst in through the town's church doors to a clap of thunder, before running up the nave, past a large congregation, killing a man and boy and causing the church steeple to collapse through the roof. As the dog left, he left scorch marks on the north door which can still be seen today.

Stuart is on the Festival's organising committee and is working towards creating a sculpture of Black Shuck for the town.