The Pebworth White Witch

  • 29 Oct 2021
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At Pebworth, about 1850, there was a White Witch, who had the power of curing by incantation. She is remembered for two cures, one for curing a young woman who from childhood had St. Vitus's Dance, and the second for the removal a very bad whitlow which disappeared after mutted words and the application of her saliva. Tales were told in the village of furniture travelling from room to room in her house, and of a pot of broth removing itself from the fire and going into an adjoining room and emptying itself into a basin, The woman was drowned in a pond at Pebworth - whether by accident or as a the result of a 'trial' is not known.