The Ilfracombe Incident occurred in 1932, when a rogue Common Welsh Green dragon attacked a group of sunbathers at Ilfracombe, in Devon, England.


The attack was thwarted by the Toke wizarding family who happened to be on holiday when the dragon appeared, then proceeded to cast the largest group of Memory Charms seen in the twentieth century. The Toke family were subsequently awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, for their heroism and quick thinking.[1]

Despite their mass charming, some escaped from their Memory Charms, including a certain "Dodgy Dirk" who maintains to this day, much to the obvious confusion of Muggles, that a "dirty great flying lizard" punctured his lilo.[1]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Introduction (Magical Beasts in Hiding)