Last British "witch" to be "pardoned"?

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Last British "witch" to be "pardoned"?

Post by Ragnar » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:31 am

Campaigners bid to clear the 'witch' who leaked WWII secrets about sinking battleship
By ANDY DOLAN - Last updated at 11:14am on 1st March 2008

When the battleship Barham was torpedoed by the Germans in November 1941, with the loss of over 800 lives, the Admiralty delayed announcing the news to maintain morale.
But the secrecy was ended within a few days when medium Helen Duncan told a couple during a seance that their son, a sailor on the ship, had appeared from the spirit world to tell them it had sunk.
In one of the most bizarre acts of the Second World War, Mrs Duncan was accused of leaking military secrets - and became the last woman jailed as a witch in the UK.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770
Now that is one medium I COULD bellieve in.

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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:52 am

That is incredible. I've heard similar stories of mediums in the Second World War, but most times they were either shot (and so not much information was available) or working for the government.

Wonderful that they're seeking a pardon.
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Post by Ragnar » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:31 pm

We had a campaign in Scotland to pardon Lizzy Bryce. She was a campaigner aginst English rule in the 1250's. (same time as William Wallace) The English govenor fabricated the evidence and had her burned as a witch (They did not burn witches in England, but the DID in Scotland).

Now there is a major roundabout (Hmmm what that in Canadian? Where cars go around and around until they come to the junction they want), on the site where she was burned in Livingstone, West Lothain. It has now been named "The Lizzy Bryce roundabout". Not much of a memorial, but better than nothing.

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Post by Windwalker » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:01 am

That's gotta be one of the coolest things ever =D>
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:15 pm

We call them roundabouts, too ^_^

At least something was done in her name. A roundabout is not the ideal, by far, but hey...
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Post by Kystar » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:17 pm

In Pittsburgh, it's a turnaround, or a loop. If it's on a highway, or something that could be mistaken for a highway, it's a cloverleaf.

Silly.

At least they realize that they were jerks about it.. Though, yeah, a roundabout named after her, from where she died...crappy.

Of course, whenever I hear about a "roundabout", I can't help but think of the Gaelic Storm song, Johnny Tarr. LOL!
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