• Spells Broom charm, presumably to overcome difficulties with backing up. This spell appears on page twelve of the Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care, which Hermione mail-ordered for Harry’s 13th birthday (PA2). Read More
• Trivia Ron tells us that “… when I was three, Fred turned my teddy bear into a great big filthy spider because I broke his toy broomstick …” That means that Fred Weasley at age five was able to transfigure a teddy bear into a live spider (CS9). Clever boy! At age… Read More
• Character One of the owners of Ellerby and Spudmore, makers of racing brooms in the mid-twentieth century. Able’s son Randolph Spudmore was the designer of the famous Firebolt racing broom (c. 1993). Read More
• Character Abraham Peasegood was an American wizard who invented the game of Quodpot (QA8). Peasegood immigrated to North America in the 1700s, intending to form a Quidditch team when he got there. The story goes that the Quaffle he had packed in his luggage came into contact with his wand so that… Read More
• Sports and competitions The Annual Broom Race of Sweden is a dangerous 300-mile race between Kopparberg and Arjeplog, first run in the 1100s, and which has since become a popular international event. The spectators Apparate between the start and end points, missing the hazardous dragon reservation that lies in-between (QA2). Read More
• Event A broom race is run in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of about 300 miles. The race is so popular it is made an annual tradition – one which still continues today, over 1000 years later. Read More
• Security Presumably this magical device or charm buzzes when anyone tries to steal the item it’s attached to (GF8). Read More
• Towns A town on the east coast of Scotland. Guthrie Lochrin flew a splintery broomstick from Montrose to Arbroath (a distance of approximately 13 miles) in 1107 (QA1).  … Read More
• Place A small city in the foothills of the mountains in northern Sweden, Arjeplog has for over a millenium been the location of the finishing line for the annual broom race of Sweden (QA2). It is also less than three hundred miles away from a Swedish Short Snout dragon reservation, which… Read More
• Character Arkie Alderton was a well-known broomstick designer (DH13). Probably the current proprietor (or his namesake) of “Arkie Alderton’s Kwik-Repair Shop” for magical brooms (BLC). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops All we know about this shop is that JKR would recommend it to a wizard whose Nimbus 2000 “has a terrible knack of veering left,” according to her online chat (BLC). Read More
• Wandmaking A wand wood also used to make other magical objects. Read More
• Character Basil Horton played for the Falmouth Falcons, along with Randolph Keitch started the Comet Trading Company in 1929. He and Randolph are also the creators of the Horton-Keitch Braking Charm (QA9). Read More
• Event The Battle of the Seven Potters is an aerial battle over southern England fought on the evening of 27 July 1997 between members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody and a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix strives to… Read More
• Forests Shortly after Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys travelled via Portkey to the Quidditch World Cup, Basil told them that they needed to move out of the way because a big party would arrive from the Black Forest in a few minutes (GF7). This party was travelling via Portkey, then,… Read More
• Quidditch The Quidditch foul of grabbing onto the broom tail of another player (QA6). Read More
• Source Bloomsbury Live Chat nine days after the release of Deathly Hallows. Read More
• Quidditch The Quidditch foul of locking broom handles with another player to pull him or her off course (QA6). Read More
• Transportation A Broom Compass is a useful broomstick accessory, invaluable for long journeys. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors A broom cupboard is located off the Entrance Hall. Harry and Ron locked Crabbe and Goyle in it (CS12); Hermione and Harry hid here while using the Time-Turner to wait for themselves to pass through the Entrance Hall (PA21). Rita Skeeter interviewed Harry in this cupboard during the weighing… Read More
• Broomsticks Broom Racing against another witch or wizard on broomsticks has probably existed as long as they have had brooms to ride on (QA2). Read More
• Broomsticks Brooms are magical mode of transportation in the Wizarding World. About Broomsticks A flying broomstick is not simply a “normal” broomstick pressed into service as a mode of transportation. The flying broomstick is a magical item with built-in charms. The earliest known evidence of a broomstick enchanted to fly dates… Read More
• Hogwarts grounds Located near the Quidditch pitch, the broomshed is where the school brooms are kept. Also, students may keep their private brooms there. It has a wooden door (PS13). Read More