Lancashire's Lost Legends: Witch is True?! is a project that explores the myths and facts around the story of the Pendle Witch Trials and is led by young people in the Ribble Valley and Pendle.
In 1612 one of England's largest witch trials led to a group of people from the area around Pendle Hill being found guilty of causing death or harm by witchcraft and hanged. Young people look out of their classroom windows at the legendary Pendle Hill and are surrounded by a plethora of merchandise and marketing emblazoned with a witch's silhouette. Last year, on the 400th anniversary, young people began to uncover the lost legend and separate historical fact from local myth. This film reveals their journey.
Lancashire's Lost Legends: Witch is True?! is commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts in collaboration with Lancashire Museums, St Augustine's RC High School and Marsden Heights Community College. It is generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Find out more at: midpenninearts.org.uk/lostlegends