Sunday, 10 June 2012

Renfrewshire Witch Hunt, finale

The 7 accused were taken by by horse and carriage to Abbey close.

There, a stage was erected for the trial. The accused each gave a speech to the crowd pleading their innocence. The outcome was a foregone conclusion - guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to death.

As this was before the 9pm watershed, we could not witness the gory executions so a symbolic torchlit procession cuncluded a very enjoyable day.

The 7 accused being taken through the streets of Paisley

Katherine Campbell, the Shaw's maid

Margaret Lang pleading for mercy

Margaret Fulton going to Fairyland

Closing procession

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