SLAIDBURN 05A - Witches 400 Tercet 5: Alice Nutter
Tercet 5, The Lancashire Witches Walk, Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.
The 51 mile walk, created to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Lancashire Witches trial and hangings in 1612, runs between Barrowford and Lancaster Castle. Ten cast iron waymarkers created by Stephen Raw have been positioned along the route with each waymarker commemorating one of the "witches".
This waymark at Slaidburn is dedicated to Alice Nutter.
Each waymark is inscribed with one tercet of 'The Lancashire Witches' poem by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
"At daylight’s gate, the things we fear
darken and form. That tree, that rock,
a slattern’s shape with the devil’s dog."
July 14, 2013
© Joan Martin (PHOTO NORTH). All Rights Reserved.
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