For Pendle Witches souvenirs and merchandise see Witches
Galore, the famous shop in Newchurch. Open
between 1100 and 1700, every day except Wednesday where it opens between 1330
As for the question we keep being asked about witches performing ceremonies
on Pendle Hill around Halloween, here's what a couple of well respected witches
in the area have to say...
"Its practically not safe to go out that night! The lanes round Pendle are stiff with traffic.
Its traditional to go wild on Pendle Hill that night, but of late years the police wont let anyone stop the car around
Pendle, so you have to get out early and walk I suppose. The pubs and stuff near the hill all shut.
Even in town it gets riotous I hear."
"...about Halloween for reasons of personal safety I wouldn't want to be on the
hill. I'm not a person who likes crowds or people out of control on drugs.
For a self respecting witch, Halloween is Samhain, the festival of the dead.
Same thing really. The best Samhains have been the ones on [name withheld]'s
land. We put pictures of dead friends and relatives on the altar and bring them into the festivities."
Books about Pendle Witches
You can buy books about the Pendle Witches from our affiliate Amazon UK
Bookworms: Stage 1: the Witches of Pendle", Rowena Akinyemi, Paperback - 48 pages
Witches", Richard Catlow, Paperback (31 December, 1994)
Witch-trial 1612", R. Hasted, ?
Witches", Paula Rego & Blake Morrison, Hardcover - 56 pages ( 8 October, 1996)
Witches: a Summary", E. Peel & P. Southern, Unknown Binding (May 1993)
Pendle Witches", Walter Bennett, Paperback (June 1993)
Witches of Pendle: Cassette", Rowena Akinyemi, Audio Cassette (December 1997)