Posted on 10/04/2014

Photo taken on October  4, 2014

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Pendle witches
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Fence Friday (Not the Original)

Witches galore. HFF

Witches galore. HFF 

A life-size witch model / manikin photographed outside the "Witches Galore" souvenir & gift shop in the village of Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancashire, in the North-West of England. This village and the surrounding areas were the setting for Britain's most famous (or "infamous") witch trials, The Pendle Witches, in 1612 which resulted in the hanging of ten people at Lancaster. Most of the so-called "evidence" was based on the testimony of a 9-year-old child, Jennet Device, whose mother, brother and grandmother were among the victims. In those days, just to be accused of witchcraft usually meant you were automatically considered guilty unless you could prove (without any legal help) otherwise.

Ecobird, Karp Panta, Percy Schramm, Roger (Grisly) and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific shot!

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4 years ago.
Great photo and great story - HFF:)
6 weeks ago.
No other evidence needed - the wearing of a plastic cape in 1612 was crime enough ...
Super shot. HFF Phil!
6 weeks ago.
Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
HFF didn't realise that was still there its been about for a long time. Nice !
6 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle
Hi Richard, nice capture. They have changed witch since we were last here. More lifelike now. I though at first she was alive!

HFF and have a great weekend, Herb
6 weeks ago.
Phil has replied to Herb Riddle
The original "witches" can be seen here:
5 weeks ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
A good looking girl (wheres my glasses)
Nice shot HFF and a lovely weekend
6 weeks ago.
Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm
Very impressive shot - and thank you for the informations about a really dark history. HFF, have a fine weekend, Phil !
6 weeks ago.
Karp Panta
Karp Panta
HFF and a very nice weekend for you !!!
6 weeks ago.
An excellent and original HFF shot Phil. Not very kind though - that is definitely not my best side!!! HFF and have a good weekend
6 weeks ago.