Saturday, 5 October 2013

Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 Re-Enactment in 2013


In the year of 1697 it was decided that Christian Shaw - an 11 year old - had become possessed by witches.

 As a result of this decision, 7 citizens of Renfrewshire were put to their death. Their remains were buried under a horsehoe at Maxwellton Cross in Paisley.

 Superstition of the time was that if the horseshoe was ever removed then the fortunes of the area would go in to decline.

Today saw a re-enactment of the events and we owe a big thanks to all who took part in organising and participating in the day.

Players from the Day


The Crowd


Procession


Procession


Taking Part


Gossip and Mischief


This Face Tells a Story


On Horseback


Heather


Accused are Transported to Their Final Destination


Execution Awaits the Accused


Sad Faces for a Sad Event

More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - better resolution and options to licence.

1 comment:

May Carlin said...

was a great wee day yesterday in Paisley :-) x welldone to all that took part