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    Scottish town plans to officially pardon witches executed centuries ago

    A Scottish township plans to mark Halloween by officially pardoning 81 people - and their cats - executed centuries ago for being witches. "There'll be no witches' hats, dress-ups or that sort of thing - it will be a fairly solemn occasion," Adele Conn, spokeswoman for the baronial court that granted the pardons, said in a telephone interview Friday.

    Sunday's ceremony in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, will publicly declare pardons for 81 people executed in the 16th and 17th centuries. The pardons were granted under ancient feudal powers due to be abolished within weeks.


    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNew...29/692322.html

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    I bet they appreciate it.
    Amy

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    does this mean when i go to the 'WITCHERY' in Edinburgh there won't be any witches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike
    I bet they appreciate it.
    LOL That's exactly what I was thinking!! LOL



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