St. Hugh’s School in Lincolnshire, named in honor of ‘Little Saint Hugh’ who, according to 13th century historical accounts, was murdered by Jews as part of a gruesome occult blood ritual, is being forced to drop its 95-year-old logo after a jewish group insisted, without evidence, it promoted false accusations of ‘antisemitic blood libel’:
“The St Hugh’s School insignia, which features a ball flying over a wall, represents the story of ‘Little Saint Hugh’ who, according to 13th century mythology, was murdered by a Jewish family after he lost his ball over their wall and was invited to retrieve it.
According to former staff member Hugh Martineau, Joan Forbes, one of the school’s founders, “was familiar with the myth while [her husband Ronnie] Forbes asserted that this story should remind his boys to maintain control, both of the ball and where they were allowed to play with it”.
The Forbes family established the school in 1925. Former pupils include television journalist David Frost.
Blood libels – false allegations that Jews murdered Christian children in order to use their blood as part of religious rituals – were common in medieval Europe.
Headmaster Jeremy Wyld, who only took up his post this academic year, told the JC he discussed the issue with the school’s governing board and had their agreement that the logo would be changed to remove the circle while retaining the bricks “to reiterate the significance of the educational building blocks”.
This change, he said, would be applied to the website “as soon as possible” and then to the school uniform, signage and printed material, including the prospectus. The results of the review, he added, would “apply to future school branded material”.
Mr Wyld said: “I can entirely understand how the circle on the logo could be inflammatory