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Sunray10
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Posted -  08/12/2011  :  18:02
Click on the link about this exciting new find which could be the real Malkin Tower. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/08/pendle-witches-water-mummified-cat?INTCMP=SRCH


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panbiker
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Posted - 08/12/2011 : 20:23
There was a report on the NW News on TV tonight. Barrowford John will no doubt be very interested.


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Sunray10
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Posted - 08/12/2011 : 22:33
So will a friend of mine Mr John Dixon whom Barrowford John will no doubt know. I really hope it is Malkin Tower.


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 04:00
It couldn't have been better timed could it? Excellent new story.


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 04:33
Interesting find but at the moment there is more heat than light in the theories being proposed around it. I'd like to see some proper analysis and interpretation and this takes time. My message is don't get too excited!


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panbiker
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 09:43
Yes, the report came over as a bit disjointed. There may be bits of the structure that are 17C and they may have found a cat in the ruins but that does not make it a witches cottage. The building was clearly added to, modified and used well into the 19C with the evidence of the range. It was obviously buried after that date and not in the 17C. Why was it buried, pobably because it was easier than knocking it down when the reservoir was built.

Makes a good news story though.

 


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 09:51
Why did the picture of the man in the top hat and frock coat immediately trigger my crap detector when I saw it in BET this morning? Hmmmmm....

I'd like to hear from John Clayton, I'm sure he is looking at it...


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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 10:07
The guy in the top hat is quoted in the Leader as saying the find is "like discovering Tutankhamun's tomb. The article describes the find as "17th Century wiches style cottage" - I wonder how thery know that? The archaelogist leading the dig is similarly scientific in saying "Its like discovering your own little Pompeii".

I'm sure all this has nothing to do with all the Pendleside plans for the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the trials but I think your crap detector is working fine Comrade.   Nolic


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panbiker
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 14:00
I have three cats buried in my front garden, does that make us the witches from the Scottish play?


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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 14:07
Will they have to bury it again?


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 14:13
Nah ..  Probably hang it up in a pub !  (only joking).

Wonder if that pub in London still has all the stuff hanging from the cieling  in the bar....

......or will elfinsafety have closed it down by now  ?

(THEY had a dead cat ...if memory serves)


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Gloria
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 16:30
whatchutalkingabout  What pub Bradders?


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Sunray10
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 18:17
The guy in the top hat is Simon Entwistle the Colne ghostwalker and local historian. Perhaps the discovery has been embellished a bit.


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 22:58
Gloria , it was "Dirty Dick's" on Bishopsgate   (near Liverpool St Station)....just checked , and all  "the nasties" were put in glass cases in the 70's.....ah well !

Some say he was the inspiration for Dicken's  Miss Hathersage....

http://www.dirtydicks.co.uk/history.php

Ooops sorry ...."Haversham" ...I always do that , because I've been to bloomin Hathersage so often !

Edited by - Bradders on 10/12/2011 12:05:20 AM


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Sunray10
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 23:45
Great Expectations is on tele in the next few weeks with Miss Haversham, Estelle and young Pip. Er, how did we get to this from the Pendle Witches, then....erm ?


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 04:38
Had mail from John. I'm not going to speak for him but he did say that he's known of the cottage for 40 years and it's on the first edition OS survey. He was quite ascerbic about 'local experts'! On the whole he thinks our scepticism is justified, more like PR hype from United Utilities than serious archaeological discovery. It's interesting but beyond that, no cigar!


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