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Sunday 6th January 2013…

High Priestess Witch…..

Sybil Leek  she claims she was born  22nd February 1922 but was actually born on 22 February 1917 in the village of Normacot in Stoke-on-TrentStaffordshireEngland to a well-to-do family. Sybil claimed to have a long family history of witchcraft which she traced back to the 16th century and to her ancestor Molly Leigh, (Molly Leigh (1685–1746) was an English woman who was accused of witchcraft, died before being tried, and had her grave disturbed following claims that she still haunted the town) who had been accused during the witch hunts.     Basically, when the British repealed the 1735 Witchcraft Act in 1951, she stepped out into the public eye. ( Can you believe it took them almost 200 years to repeal this act?)

Sybil Leek lived in Burley, Hampshire, in the late 1950;s.  The world’s media flocked to…

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January 9, 2013 - Posted by | Personal

4 Comments »

  1. Another place visited during that visit, on the same day as going to Beauleiu. It amuses me that two places spelt so differently should sound so much the same.
    I didn’t know all that about the witch – fascinating.

    Comment by colonialist | January 9, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes it is but it normal for me, and was always aware of the ghostly stories and witchcraft and smuggling.. so much history.. thank you..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 10, 2013 | Reply

  2. A very interesting story. Legends of witches captured our fascination but sadly, a lot of them are false and people suffered. In my hometown, similar supernatural things haunted those who both believed and those who were accused. Great story.

    Comment by Island Traveler | January 10, 2013 | Reply

    • i am glad you like it though, not so much as false, more misunderstood in my mind. people scared of what they did not know, same as today..thank you for commenting, gets the debate going.. 😉

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 10, 2013 | Reply


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