Monday, 31 October 2011

Hallowe'en: The Witch Way


The Witch Way is a bus route between Manchester city centre and Nelson in Lancashire.

It has the witch logo because of the association with the so-called Pendle witch trials of Lancashire in the early 17th century. More on this at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witches but here's the summary:
The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history. The twelve accused lived in the area around Pendle Hill and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft...

Back to my photo, and I liked the way a building and its windows are reflected onto the side of the bus, making it look like she is flying past, albeit with an impossibly low moon! 

Footnote:  The word "Hallowe'en" is a variant of the fuller "All Hallows Evening"  = the night before All Hallows Day, or All Saints Day, on 1st November.

6 comments:

  1. Love it! Great photo Chrissy.

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  2. Fun shot Chrissy, like the way the bus merges into the background. It is a very windy ride around here for any witches out and about tonight!

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  3. Amazing picture indeed !

    Thank you for teaching me something that I did not know before. Please have a good new month.

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  4. I have a mug with a Lancashire Witch on it but i never knew the history - thanks for the info!

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  5. http://1111daysofmanchester.blogspot.com/2009/11/img3455-originally-uploaded-by.html

    Love this route :)

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