Map showing birth place of Alex Sanders

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    Map showing birth place of Alex Sanders. Alexandrian Witchcraft Timeline & Archive. www.


    About Alex Sanders


    Alex Sanders (6 June 1926 – 30 April 1988), born Orrell Alexander Carter, who went under the craft name Verbius, was an English occultist and High Priest in the Pagan religion of Wicca, responsible for founding the tradition of Alexandrian Wicca during the 1960s.


    Born Orrell Alexander Carter, on 6 June 1926, in a house on Moon St, Birkenhead, Merseyside, he was the oldest of six surviving children. His father, Albert E Carter, was a dance-hall entertainer who suffered from alcoholism and married Margaret Bibby in Wigan in 1920. Later the family moved to Grape St, Manchester and unofficially changed their name to Sanders; Sanders was unaware of his official surname until he applied for a passport later in life, and only changed his name by deed poll in the 1960s.

    He and his sisters Joan (born 1928) and Elizabeth (1929) – were registered under the name Carter in Birkenhead, then sister Patricia (1933), John R (1934), and David (1937) – the last three registered as Sanders in Barton, Liverpool.