© Pendle Forest History Group 2014 webservices from webfactorynorthwest.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.  15th January - Richard Matthews - Waterwheel at Read 19th February - Annual General Meeting 19th March - Alex Whitlock - Pendlithic - Prehistoric Stone Tools 16th April - Business Meeting 14th May - Peter Whittaker - The Home Guard 18th June - Business & Study Meeting 16th July - Roger Frost - Industrial Revolution in Burnley 20th August - Business & Study Meeting 17th September - Stanley Walmsley - Ringing through the changes 15th October - Business & Study Meeting 19th November - Brian Jeffrey Cornmills of Whalley 17th December - Christmas Meeting Calendar 2014 7.30pm Barley Village Hall