© 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 a large variety of reports, documents and records in our archive many of which can  be forwarded electronically should you wish to see them.  You are most welcome to join our  group if you wish to participate in the field trips, regular meetings and other activities or you  may have your own information about the area that you wish to share. Whatever your interest  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 - Alison Armstrong - Wills and Inventories (rescheduled from January) 18th May - Daivd Joy - The Cow Keepers of Liverpool 15th June - Business and Items of Interest 20th July - Derek 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