1963


40
YEARS

JOURNEY INTO WITCHCRAFT

“In 1963, Mr Eric Maple took us on a unique ‘Journey into Witchcraft’…”

“...a conducted tour of Candewdon…”

“...the ‘witchcraft’ village of Essex…”

“…calling at various parts…”

“…of the haunted village…”

“…and hearing first hand ghost stories…”

“…and witch legends…”

“…seeing the mysterious ‘devil’s resting-place’…”

“…seeing the pond…”

“…which was probably the scene of

“…‘witch-swimming’…”

'Swimming’ was one of many 'witch trial’ tests: a suspected witch would be lowered into water; if the woman was innocent, she would sink. If she was guilty of witchcraft, however, she would float.

“…and seeing the graveyard…”

“...where a headless ghost

is said to wander…”

“It was a fascinating day...”

A Host of Hauntings
p.150

Underwood at the graveyard at Canewden,