A memorial statue commemorating “Pendle Witch” Alice Nutter, to mark the 400th anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials, is looking to attract the interest of national and international artists.
The outdoor sculpture is being commissioned by Roughlee Parish Council
The idea was thought up by Coun. James Starkie who put forward the proposal [...]Continue Reading →
John McHale, Reporter
Police are appealing to Halloween revellers to stay away from a hill noted for its 1612 witch trials.
Pendle Hill in Lancashire has become a hotspot for thousands of visitors over the past few years, but police say this is now causing problems.
A spokesperson said the Ribble Valley Event Safety Advisory [...]Continue Reading →
Charges of witchcraft were levelled again on the slopes of Pendle Hill… just months before the 400th anniversary of the most famous witch trials in English history.
The courtroom was Barley Village Hall, but these, thankfully, were mock trials, for the judge and accused alike were performers from a soon-to-open Blackpool tourist attraction.
The newly [...]Continue Reading →
Simon Armitage presents the story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the role played in it by one nine-year-old girl. Jennet Device, a beggar from Pendle Hill in Lancashire, was the star witness in the trial in 1612 of her own mother, brother, sister, granny Demdike, and, thanks to her testimony, [...]Continue Reading →
Published on Monday 1 August 2011
YOUNG archaeologists from Blacko Primary School were looking to unearth some interesting pieces of history when they dug up their neighbour’s back garden.
Eight pupils along with teachers and members of Barrowford Archeological Group excavated an area of Malkin Tower Farm, Blacko, where they believe famed [...]Continue Reading →
Pen is a Celtic word for ‘hill’ or ‘peak’. The story goes that when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and began to settle in the north, they asked the local Britons what their hill was called and they were told ‘Pen’ – i.e. “it’s just a hill!” The incomers nodded and said, “Apparently, that’s Pen Hyll”, (adding [...]Continue Reading →
Genealogy Chat :
I am a researcher for a TV programme which will be reviewing the story of the Pendle Witches.
As a genealogist I have been asked to try and make contact with any living descendents of the Pendle Witches, with a view to them being interviewed by Mark Olly [...]
We couldn’t resist sharing this incredible photo of “Pendle Hill looking East” in winter by Paul Downey on the TrigPoint website, although he didn’t exactly have a haunting experience or anything remotely paranormal. The photo itself is well worth a look. Bet you were wearing the thermals Paul! Let us know when you make another [...]Continue Reading →
The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century. The twelve accused lived in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft. All [...]Continue Reading →