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 →
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 [...]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 [...]
We couldn’t resist sharing this incredible photo of “Pendle Hill looking East” in winter by Paul Downey on the TrigPoint website, although he didn’t exactly have a haunting experience or anything remotely paranormal. The photo itself is well worth a look. Bet you were wearing the thermals Paul! Let us know when you make another [...]Continue Reading →
Chronicle for Brass Band
James Watson rehearsing `The Pendle Witches’
A live performance of Nigel Clarke’s music is a variety of contrasting genres. All his live performances have one thing in common, they all are exceptional and have got to the heart of the composers music. Nigel is especially proud of [...]Continue Reading →
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Fifty years ago, the actors, film crew and directors had recently left the area; “Whistle Down the Wind” was in the can. Excited school kids from Downham and Chatburn had acted alongside Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, and Bernard Lee. Worsaw Hill Farm at the foot of Pendle Hill had [...]Continue Reading →
Frank Watson lets you into a secret!
Not only do I organise ghost hunts but I write as well, not about ghost hunts I must add, well not at the moment, although something paranormal may creep in, but for the future I have one or two ideas.
Well I’m told that summer is almost upon [...]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 →
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 →