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 [...]

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Published on Tuesday 10 May 2011 09:19

visitors to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon this autumn are likely to find themselves spellbound by one of the attractions on offer.

 For the exhibits on display will involve a modern-day show telling the story of the Pendle Witch trials of [...]

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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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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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GHOST hunters will be descending on a 19th century Clitheroe inn after claiming they were told the town’s castle museum was ‘inappropriate’ for their event.

There will be ghostly walks and attempts to communicate with spirits of the dead with Ouija boards and séances at the new Paranormal Evenings in [...]

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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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The War on Witches

On March 31, 2011 By

historyextra.com magazine article   Where history happened 

1. Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Mass witch trials were rare in England, primarily due to the workings of common law, which prevented individuals from pursuing campaigns against a general perceived threat. Instead, a charge was usually based on a formal complaint from [...]

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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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Frank Watson

On March 15, 2011 By

I was born and bred within sight of Pendle Hill, and have lived all my life within sight of Pendle Hill. I have traced my ancestry back to the late 1500’s in Colne, my however-many-great-grandfather had an ale house there at that time, could it have been the one mentioned in the Pendle Witch Trials? [...]

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