© Pendle Forest History Group 2015 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 and for more information please contact Joan Parsons  T: 01282 699580 or email joan@spenbrook.co.uk   21st January - David Oyston - Land and Water Management 18th February - Annual General Meeting 18th March - David Taylor - The Romans in Lancashire 15th April - Business Meeting 20th May - Les Hardy - Historic Farm Buildings 17th June - Business Meeting 15th July - Harold Hogarth - Villages, Bridges and Tramways 19th August - Business Meeting 16th September - Jenny Palmer - A Pendle Family History 21st October - Business Meeting 18th November - Brian Jeffrey - Local Coalmines 16th December - Christmas Social Calendar 2015 7.30pm Barley Village Hall