VOTE: Should the Pendle Witches receive an official pardon?

Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill

IT’S a big year across the whole of the area ... 2012: the 400th annievrsary of the infamous Pendle Witches trials.

With exhibitions, events and even a thwarted plan to mark the event with a huge ‘2012’ on Pendle Hill, the spotlight has fallen on the group of women who were hanged for their crimes of ‘witchcraft’.

But, were they really ‘witches’ or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, whose faces and beliefs did not fit in the era? Is 2012 the right time to rewrite history and pardon the group? Or is it wrong to second-guess the facts and acts of 400 years ago?

Have your say now!