This weekmyeyecaught thenewspaper article and the BBC News story on the opening of the “ Witches Maze “ at Tullibole Castle in the Crook of Devon . Quite an appropriate “blog “ as Halloween approachescomplete with witches , black cats , turnip lanterns and the inevitable guysers !
Tullibole Castle Lord Moncrieff and Lesley Riddoch ( who used to live in Fowlis Wester )at the opening
The memorial however is a somewhat sad reflection on the evil and indeedbizarre behaviour of our ancestors and in particular ourEstablishedChurch . These pillars of society undertook a spate of trialswhich on reflectionmake the Salem Witch Trials across the “ Pond “ resemble a Sunday school picnic ! The Witches Maze at Tullibole Castle commemorates the victims of the Crook of Devon witch trials in 1662.
The castle was once home to William Halliday and his son John who held court over the 'covens' in the village. Lord Moncrieff, who now owns Tullibole,…