• Character Arkie Alderton is reported to be a well-known broomstick designer (DH13). In 1997, a man in front of the Muggle-born Registration Committee claims that “My father was a wizard, he was, look him up, Arkie Alderton….” (DH13) The use of past tense seems to indicate that Arkie… 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 900s, and which has since become a popular international event. The racers must travel through the dangerous dragon reservation that lies directly between the starting and ending points. The… Read More
• Event A broom race is run in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of well over 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
• 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