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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Fundraising Pendle Hill Challenge

Saturday, June 11 2011

Pendle Hill Challenge
Saturday 11 June, Pendle Hill
Join the Pendle 1000!

A POP concert is to take place on top of spooky Pendle Hill to raise money towards a new £500,000 base for a mountain rescue team.

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 ‘Pendle Hill from Downham’ by Steve Liptrot  (click on this link to view picture)

This picture of Pendle Hill (not a pendle witch in sight) is the daytime equivalent of A Haunting Experience’s spooky night-time pic “Pendle Hill from Downham churchyard”  (below).

How do you think they compare? Please post your comments [...]

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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 [...]

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