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 →
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 →
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 [...]
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 →