“Witches’ Knickers”

1st May 2018

In 2015 it was a pleasure to meet Annie who owns “Witches’ Knickers” in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Not only does she have amazing clothes and accessories for sale, Annie has a fabulous sense of humour and awareness. “Witches, Knickers” where did the name come from? Her family “the A Team” always called plastic bags caught up in trees, shrubs, hedgerows in the environment Witches’ Knickers! What a great description of one of our environments problems.

Witches Knickers!

Since hearing the term I have used it in the book “Fergs and the Eco Tykes” also at talks, lectures and in schools. The children have a real hoot informing their parents about “Witches Knickers” after my school visits. One running to wards his parent at the end of the day, “I’m going to be an author and write about Witches’ Knickers!” When asked about the garment his parents got the whole environment lecture and the rest.
As you can guess the term Witches Knickers is always mentioned in my school presentations for the Eco Tykes. Thank you Annie.
It was a real treat to pop into Annie’s shop today. To let her know how Fergs and the Eco Tykes have used the term “Withes Knickers” in their book. Even though we all have a giggle about it. It has given the Eco Tykes a fun way to spread the message about the problems we have with plastics in our environment.
Annie and the A Team. Have fun with the Eco Tyke adventures- Erica Thicket

Did you know some countries have shapes that you can make a picture out of? Britain and Ireland look like a Witch flying on a pig (could it be Fergs?) chasing her knickers across the Atlantic Ocean! Are there other countries that have a shape that looks like something? Look at Italy.

Can you see the Witch on the pig?

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