The weather forecast for today was diabolical so we decided to stay put. As the rain wasn’t too heavy mid-morning we went for a walk into Brierfield – there isn’t much there except for a number of take-aways! We got back to Mary H and the weather still didn’t seem to be that bad so we decided to move about half a mile further on to Reedley where they advertise Barden Mill offering 30,000 square feet of bargains under one roof – I couldn’t miss out on that!! We walked down in the rain (still not as heavy as forecast) and found an interesting old mill full of all sorts! I was most taken with the Hotter section of substandard grade A shoes! Of course I had to buy a pair which were £15 cheaper than the ones I bought in York and I can’t see anything wrong with them. We wandered back to the boat and settled down for an evening of heavy rain – which never came!
2012 marks the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials when twelve people arrested in the Pendle area stood trial for murder by witchcraft at Lancaster and York Castles. Ten were found guilty and hanged, one died while awaiting trial and one was found not guilty. Today’s photo shows Pendle Hill from our mooring at Reedley.