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    Pendle Witches Pogrom Haunts Water-Workers After Find of Mummified Cat

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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
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    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Pendle Witches Pogrom Haunts Water-Workers After Find of Mummified Cat

    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:55 am

    Click on for more information on this exciting find at what could be Malkin Tower:- http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/08/pendle-witches-water-mummified-cat?INTCMP=SRCH



    Here are two photos of the excavated cottage which is thought to be Malkin Tower (though probably not ?). The photos were taken by Mr John Belbin of Colne who has given me permission to put them on here. Thanks John.







    I have three screen shots of the cottage including one of the cat skeleton found mummified and placed in a wall. To follow.
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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Pendle Witches Pogrom Haunts Water-Workers After Find of Mummified Cat

    Post  Sunbright57 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:45 pm

    A screen shot I took from the BBC's North-West Tonight programme. This shows the skeleton of a mummified cat that had been placed in one of the walls of the old cottage - thought by some historians to be Malkin Tower home of Mother Demdike one of the Lancashire witches. The witches of Pendle apparently met here back in 1612 before the trials and executions at Lancaster.

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    Re: Pendle Witches Pogrom Haunts Water-Workers After Find of Mummified Cat

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:03 pm

    Two more screen shots taken from the BBC's North-West Tonight programme. These show more of the recently discovered witches cottage and the Victorian range.




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