Jaywick Martello Tower: A story on the origins of the Witchcraft trials in Essex

Delve into the haunting history of the St. Osyth witches in this special exhibition by St. Osyth Museum.

As many as 300 people were executed for witchcraft in eastern England during the 17th Century including sixteen women from the nearby village of St. Osyth.

Join us as we discover who these women were, and the crimes they were accused of, as we try to understand how St. Osyth village became so gripped by a fear of witchcraft and sorcery in the 16th and 17th centuries that villagers stood by as their neighbours endured torture and death sentences for witchcraft.

Event details


  • November 19, 2022


10:00am - 4:00pm


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For the whole family


Jaywick Martello Tower

The Promenade, Belsize Ave, Clacton-on-Sea,, Essex, England, CO15 2LF

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