I did this series of pinhole camera images in memory of the 10 people from Pendle in Lancashire who were found guilty of witchcraft in August 1612. Exactly 400 years later in August 2012 i retraced what i believe to be their steps from their home in Pendle crossing the Forest of Bowland to their place of execution by hanging on the moors above Lancaster.
The trial took place at Lancaster Castle. They were not allowed a defence counsel and could not call upon any witnesses to speak on their behalf.
The prosecution's star witness was a 9 year old girl, Jennet Device, daughter of one of the accused.
In memory of, Anne Whittle, Ann Redfearn, Elizabeth Device, Alice Nutter, Alison Device, James Device, Katherine Hewitt, Jane Bulcock, John Bulcock and Isobel Robey.
Amazing to think that people are still accused of witchcraft these days.