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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
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
19th March - Alex Whitlock - Pendlithic
- Prehistoric Stone Tools
16th April - Business Meeting
14th May - Peter Whittaker - The Home
18th June - Business & Study Meeting
16th July - Roger Frost - Industrial
Revolution in Burnley
20th August - Business & Study
17th September - Stanley Walmsley -
Ringing through the changes
15th October - Business & Study
19th November - Brian Jeffrey
Cornmills of Whalley
17th December - Christmas Meeting
7.30pm Barley Village Hall
Field Walks 2
November 2013 News
July 2013 News
May 2012 News
March 2012 News
Jan 2012 News