The dark last days of the Pendle Witches were re-lived by a group of A Level History students from KGV. The students embarked on an exciting trip to Pendle Hill, to retrace the steps of the Pendle witches who were hung for witchcraft following the infamous Pendle witch trials of 1612.
Visiting the mysterious area where the witchcraft was said to have happened and the students retraced the bleak journey taken by the condemned prisoners across the Lancashire moors to their place of execution in Lancaster. Students also had a first-hand look at St Mary’s Church, where the notorious group was said to have been based, as well as the court room and prison at Lancaster Castle, where local historian Janet Nelson provided a unique insight into the trials.
Theory into practise
The visit to Pendle Hill was a great opportunity for the A Level History students to take their learning from the text book to the actual locations where historic events took place, giving them greater insight in to the events they have been reading about and researching.