• Businesses, merchants, and shops Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop was a quill retailer located on the High Street in Hogsmeade. Hermione bought a black-and-gold pheasant-feather quill there in October 1995 (OP16, OP25). Read More
• Place In Diagon Alley: Apothecary Eeylops Owl Emporium Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor (closed in 1996) Flourish and Blotts Gambol and Japes junk shop the Leaky Cauldron Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions Magical Menagerie Obscurus Books Ollivander’s (closed in 1996) Quality Quidditch Supplies Twilfitt and Tatting’s Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes WhizzHard Books… Read More
• Wizarding culture Sickles are silver coins used in the Wizarding World. Read More
• Businesses The Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion Company was founded by Fleamont Potter, grandfather of Harry Potter and the inventor of Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion, which “quadrupled the family gold.” When he retired he sold the company for a “vast profit” which added to the family fortune in the family vault at Gringotts (Pm:… Read More
• Character Hepzibah Smith was an immense, “very old, very rich witch” who collected magical antiques antiques and befriended Tom Marvolo Riddle in his role with Borgin and Burkes. Hepzibah lived in a grand house filled with so many possessions that it was difficult to walk through. Tom Riddle killed her for a relic… Read More
• Event When Dumbledore met at the Hog’s Head with Sybill Trelawney as a “courtesy” to interview her for the post of Divination Professor, she suddenly launched into a real prophecy about a child with the ability to vanquish the Dark Lord. (OP37) Lurking outside the door and listening at the… Read More
• Character Able Spudmore was one of the founders and 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) (Pm). Read More
• Character The Spudmore family is famous for its association with the sport broom industry. The two known members of this family, Able and and his son Randolph, are broom designers. Able Spudmore’s company, Ellerby and Spudmore, was located in the Black Forest in Germany in the 1940s and 50s, which may… Read More
• Character Randolph Spudmore is the innovative designer of the popular Firebolt broom. He is the son of Able Spudmore of Ellerby & Spudmore, broom manufacturers of the Swiftstick and Tinderblast models (Pm). The design and manufacture of the Firebolt broom was his secret project, released in 1993. Even now not all… Read More
• Publications The Sunday Prophet is a weekend edition of the Daily Prophet, the newspaper of the wizarding world. Read More
• Place Though hiding from Death Eaters usually meant little or no food was available, Harry and Hermione did manage one night to camp not far from a Muggle town, where Hermione snuck into this supermarket under the Invisibility Cloak to snag some spaghetti Bolognese and tinned pears. She didn’t steal the… Read More
• Businesses The most famous sweetshop in the wizarding world would seem to be Honeydukes, which is located in Hogsmeade and owned by Ambrosius Flume (HBP4) and his wife. The shop is filled with “shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable” (PA10). Read More