• Sports and competitions Originating in the county of Devon in England, Shuntbumps is a broom game now only played by children. The aim of the game is to knock all other fliers off their brooms (QA2). Read More
• Quidditch This Quidditch manoeuvre involves a player rolling upside down to avoid a Bludger (QA10). 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
• Quidditch This Quidditch manoeuvre is used by the Keeper to protect as large an area as possible. To accomplish this move, the Keeper hangs by one hand and one foot from his or her broom, extending the other hand and foot as far out as possible (QA10). Read More
• Sports and competitions Stichstock was an ancient broom game played in Germany (QA2). Read More
• Sports and competitions Swivenhodge is played with an inflated bladder, with players sitting backwards on brooms and using the brush end to knock the bladder back and forth across a hedge. A point is awarded every time an opponent misses (QA2). Read More
• Character Jocunda Sykes was the first person to ride a broom across the Atlantic Ocean (QA9, JKR, FW). Read More