Friday, 1 August 2008

Pendle Lancashire.....

On Wednesday the 30th July I visited Pendle in Lancashire England, I have wanted to visit for many a year and we finally took the 1 hour car trip up there whilst my dad had a week off work..... Pendle is well know for its 'Pendle Witches', the accused were walked a 45 mile to Lancaster Prison to await death, the others were hung on pendle hill!
It is a lovely part of the country, so many small villages, churches, and natural beauty....... It is quite a tourist attraction for travellers, you can follow the route by group tour, or just go by car.

I found a shop on the web called 'Witches Galore' so that's where we headed for, its in a really small village called Newchurch, we took some very narrow roads to get here! It is the only shop dedicated to pendle memorabilia....
This is the view of the shop as we parked the car behind the white one and I stepped out, I really like the black witch sign above the door!
What an entrance.... I only noticed what the sign read when I came home and looked at the photos........... 'Drop In For A Spell' ha,ha
Brooms......... I saw these first as I entered the shop and grabbed one straight away, there were only three! If you click on the photo you can read the sign it says 'Flight Tested: Full M.O.T' ha,ha
Me blending in with the locals.......... That broom is huge! It is a full broom, human size, perfect for flying!

A sneak peek inside the shop..... Lots of interesting things, I preferred the Pendle memorabilia such as the mugs (to add to my collection) lapel pins magnets etc, I also got a tea towel.They also sold flying witches, books on Pendle, incense and Celtic designs.and sweets!

As we were leaving the shop someone said 'Right Priscilla you can fly your way home'........

If you were feeling adventurous you could follow this footpath up Pendle hill, I decided to take the photo instead!
Follow the Witches.....

As we were heading out through the village we spotted Pendle Hill in the distance....... We stopped for a picnic not far from here, we are still laughing about the Very narrow roads we travelled to the shop, we realised after there was another route...... but it added to our experience!

As you can see we got a good stash of goodies between us! A bag, tea towel, mugs, pens, pins, rock, postcards and even a Pendle visitor guide, as we hope to return and visit the other quaint villages that are part of Pendle history............ I hope you enjoyed your visit to 'Pendle Witch Country'
It is a fascinating tale and a town full of history, I wonder what its like at Halloween..........
See you all again soon, I will be back with the second part of my 'Mug Collection' and also some lovely blogging awards........ until then bye for now

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