‘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).

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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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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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