Detailed sections on the criminal history of each of the towns in the region
Pendle and The Ribble Valley
Illustrated with more than sixty photographs and drawing upon a variety of sources including police, court and even church records, this collection of true tales from across Pendle and the Ribble Valley provides a fascinating record of crime and punishment in the area over the last 300 years.
With detailed sections on the criminal history of each of the towns in the region, from the paranoid prisoner of Barnoldswick to the execution of a monk in the haunted ruins of Whalley Abbey, this book catalogues a chilling range of misdeeds. From terrifying tales of the dark magic of the Pendle witches to reports of petty theft and drunkenness and crimes of ‘talking too loudly’ and ‘jumping on on the pavement’, almost every kind of unlawful activity is included here.