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 [...]

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Perhaps the most notorious witch trial of the 16th Century, the legend of the Pendle witches is one of the many dark tales of imprisonment and execution at Lancaster Castle.  Twelve people were accused of witchcraft; one died while held in custody, eleven went to trial.  One was tried and found guilty at York and [...]

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Lancaster Castle, where the trial of  the Pendle Witches  took place in 1612, is no longer a working prison.

The last remaining prisoners left Lancaster Castle this week

The lease on the castle taken out by the Ministry Of Defence still has around three years to run.

The castle’s owners – the [...]

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