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Peg Powler

Evil spirit of the River Tees in northeastern England, said to drag children who ventured too close the water’s edge to their deaths.

Pendine Museum of Speed

Museum dedicated to the use of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts. It opened in 1996 in the village of Pendine, on the south coast of Wales, and was owned and run by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Pendle witches

Trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century.

Pendleton Colliery

Former colliery that operated on the Manchester Coalfield from the late 1820s. It was a major employer but was subject to water ingress, which ultimately bankrupted its owner.

Pendleton fault

Geological fault stretching for about 20 miles (32 km) from Bolton in Greater Manchester in the north along the Irwell Valley through Pendleton and south to Poynton in Cheshire.

Penelope and the Suitors

Oil on canvas painting by the English artist John William Waterhouse, commissioned by the Aberdeen Art Gallery and completed in 1912.

Pennington Flash

Lake formed by mining subsidence in Leigh, Greater Manchester, the largest body of open water in Wigan.

Penny blood

Redirected to penny dreadful.

Penny dreadful

Cheap popular serial literature produced during the 19th century, typically a story published in weekly parts, each costing a penny.

Penny gaff

Redirected to Penny Theatre.