These photos are from a recent sculpture dedicated to the Pendle area of Roughlee in the UK..
They are of Alice nutter Condemned to trial and death of witchcraft in 1612....
Just thought i would show the United states and beyond viewers of this powerful bronze/copper---iron work statue sculpture
I was stood next to her yesterday......... very peacefull know one around took couple photos....... really makes you feel sorry what they went through at the trials.
The iron and copper/bronze gives a weird but yet haunting happy feeling to be around and i love the different colour petinas in the metals.
A lot of rain in the countryside so will get better with age
A few miles from my house In Virginia Beach (USA) there is an area known as Whitchduct Point. It is where put a woman on trial. Her name was Grace Sherwood and in 1706 they tossed her into the Lynnhaven River. If she sank and drowned, she would be innocent but she floated and was found guilty of practicing witchcraft. A brutal method used for a long time here in Virginia. I have been to the area many times for marine contracting work and often worndered if I was standing on the ground used to the "Dunking".
I will find the sculpture designers name and contact Salem etc in USA and see if I can cross reference names. Who knows. Perhaps I mAy get the designer to cross the pond and make one similar for you guys
Nice one burnley0 , read a little about the Pendle witch trials and listened to a documentary on BBC radio 4 extra that was very informative and also very sad thanks for letting everyone know about the sculpture , very sad tale but at least theres a rememberance to future generations of the local history and to what happened . By the way gooosehunter the dunking method you mentioned in Virginia was also common over here as you probably know but funnily enough was more commonly known in my local area i,m not sure about northern england as ducking rather than your U.S. term dunking but was intended to get just the same results , it always sickened me that if you drowned you were innocent if you lived you were guilty , wonder what evil twisted genius thought that one up ??? thanks for the info on your local story as well .