Today has been quite hectic following the discovery of a 17th century house buried under a mound at Lower Black Moss reservoir, Barley in the heart of Pendle Witch country. There was also the skeleton of a cat in the building. People are believing that this could be the [...]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 →
Whilst visiting Clitheroe market the other day I stopped to look at the work of an artist named Harry. Harry regularly stands the market and his paintings are proving popular with the people of the town. Most of Harry’s pictures feature Pendle Hill somewhere in the composition. Then again, why should they not for Pendle [...]Continue Reading →
Set in Lancashire, England, during the infamous witch trials of 1612, Daughters of the Witching Hill reveals the true story of Bess Southerns, aka Old Demdike, cunning woman, healer and the most notorious of the Pendle Witches, and of Alizon Device, her granddaughter, struggling to come to terms with her family’s troubling legacy. Though [...]Continue Reading →