© Pendle Forest History Group 2016 webfactorynw.co.uk Welcome to the Pendle Forest History Group  The Pendle Forest History Group was formed in 2007 by members from the  Pendleside villages of Roughlee, Newchurch and Barley to consider and  investigate the history of the ancient area of Pendle Forest.  Hidden away in a corner of East Lancashire is a relatively undiscovered place of natural  beauty and historical interest. Pendle Forest lies within the ancient Forest of Bowland which,  in days gone by was a hunting preserve of Norman Kings. At its heart is Pendle Hill.  There is a great deal of history relating to this fascinating region both documented and still  awaiting discovery, including that of Lancashire Witches, and their trial and execution in 1612.  We have collected a large variety of documents and records that you can browse through,  also reports on our various field walks.  All are accessible through links within the pages of  our website.  Also you may have your own information about the area that you would like to  share with others.  You would be most welcome to join our group and participate in field trips,  regular meetings and other activities. Either way, please contact us for further details.  We meet regularly on a monthly basis in the Barley Village Hall on the third Wednesday of  each month and we have a mixture of guest speakers, activity planning and report  meetings together with field trips to consider the landscape and sites and features therein.  All welcome at any of our meetings and for more information please contact Joan Parsons  T: 01282 699580 or email joan@spenbrook.co.uk   20th January - Alison Armitage - Wills and Inventories 17th February - Annual General Meeting 16th March - Anthony Pilling - Mills and Engines in East Lancashire 20th April - Business and Items of Interest 18th May - Daid Joy - The Cow Keepers of Liverpool 15th June - Business and Items of Interest 20th July - David Clayburn - Clock Making in the Dales 17th August - Business and Items of Interest 21st September - David Pilkington - James Dixon and The Orphan’s Friend 19th October - Business and Items of Interest 16th November - David Johnson - Kilns of all Kinds 21st December - Christmas Social Calendar 2016 7.30pm Barley Village Hall