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 →
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 →
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 →