Monday, 24 August 2009

The Witches of Pendle

pendle hill Pendle Hill Lancashire

One can’t travel through this part of Lancashire without being aware of the history of this area.  In August 1612 were held the most famous trials of the so called Witches of Pendle.  Twelve were accused of the murder of ten people in the local area by the use of witchcraft.  Ten were found guilty and hanged. 

The Pendle hills now have a 72 mile Pendle Way walking trail which travels over the hill and crosses the canal just behind where we are currently moored.

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