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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John McHale, Reporter

Police are appealing to Halloween revellers to stay away from a hill noted for its 1612 witch trials.

Pendle Hill in Lancashire has become a hotspot for thousands of visitors over the past few years, but police say this is now causing problems.

A spokesperson said the Ribble Valley Event Safety Advisory [...]

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Charges of witchcraft were levelled again on the slopes of Pendle Hill… just months before the 400th anniversary of the most famous witch trials in English history.

The courtroom was Barley Village Hall, but these, thankfully, were mock trials, for the judge and accused alike were performers from a soon-to-open Blackpool tourist attraction.

The newly [...]

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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 [...]

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                    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 [...]

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By M’Liss Hinshaw | Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011

 

The woman bumped into me and the first thing I noticed was the five-pointed pentagram on her necklace, a possible witch. I was in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the famous witch trials.

I walked to the Witch Trials Memorial and passed shops offering [...]

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Pendle Hill photo

On June 22, 2011 By

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 [...]

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edmontonjournal.com May 29, 2011

 Which witches do you consider were the most notorious; Salem or Pendle Hill; 1692 or 1612; USA or UK?

Please let us have your comments in the box below this blog.

 Get a load of this, ghost hunters:-

 “Salem, Massachusetts is back in the news for paranormal reasons 319 years after [...]

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Pendle Witch Views

On May 24, 2011 By

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 [...]

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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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