The Wigtown Wanderers are a Quidditch team that plays in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team is based in Wigtown, which is located in southwest Scotland. Founded in 1422, their playing robes are blood red with a silver meat cleaver emblazoned on the chest.[1]

The original Wanderers were the seven children (four sons, three daughters) of local butcher Walter Parkin. They are remembered as a formidable team who won most of their matches, perhaps partly because Walter himself used to attend every game holding his wand in one hand and a meat cleaver in the other. A Parkin descendent has often been found on the team throughout the centuries.[1]

The original Chasers also invented their own signature move, known as the Parkin's Pincer, where three Chasers fly from different directions at an opposing Chaser.[2]

Kennilworthy Whisp, author of Quidditch Through the Ages , is a supporter of this team.[3]


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  2. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 10 (Quidditch Today)
  3. Quidditch Through the Ages - About the Author"