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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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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The Pendle Witch Child

On August 17, 2011 By

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, [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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