Category: Local History

  • Frozen To Death on The Moors : Darwen Boys Tragedy of 1917

    Frozen To Death on The Moors : Darwen Boys Tragedy of 1917

    In this story, we visit Darwen Old Cemetery and re-tell the tragic case of 18-year-old, William Cooper Longton, 16-year-old Ralph Bolton, and his 10-year-old cousin James Bolton, whose lifeless bodies were discovered in the snow days after their disappearance on the 16th December 1917. ➝ Please remember to SUBSCRIBE to…

  • The TRUE legend of ‘OWD AGGIE and ghostly apparitions on Darwen Moor!

    The TRUE legend of ‘OWD AGGIE and ghostly apparitions on Darwen Moor!

    In this story, we travel over to Darwen Moor to re-tell the TRUE and horrific story of Agnes Singleton, or ‘Owd Aggie’, and how her ghost roams the moors to this day – or does it? ➝ Please remember to SUBSCRIBE to our channel so you never miss a new…

  • A Real GIANTS Grave! The Story of Frederick Kempster – The Blackburn Giant (1889 – 1918)

    A Real GIANTS Grave! The Story of Frederick Kempster – The Blackburn Giant (1889 – 1918)

    In this video, we travel back to Blackburn Old Cemetery are re-tell the true story of 29-year-old, Frederick Kempster and how his life, whilst cut short, was still one of sorrow, fun, laughter and at times, varied! And what was his link with Blackburn and the North West of England?…

  • He Died With A PAN On His Head / Helmshore – 1890

    He Died With A PAN On His Head / Helmshore – 1890

    In today’s story, we tell of how 66-year-old Henry Entwistle was found dead in his kitchen. But it’s how he died and how he was found that is truly bizarre! ➝ Please remember to SUBSCRIBE to our channel so you never miss a new upload! https://www.youtube.com/@DaysofHorror?sub_confirmation=1 Follow us on Twitter…

  • The Troubling Case of James Stezaker (1912) / Burnley / True Crime

    The Troubling Case of James Stezaker (1912) / Burnley / True Crime

    On Saturday 19th October 1912, James Stezaker killed his wife and child in their family home. And despite being found guilty of murder and sentenced to death, he somehow avoided the hangman’s noose before eventually being freed from prison. This is his story. ➝ Please remember to SUBSCRIBE to our…

  • It Was A COVER UP! The Sad Legacy of NELLIE KERSHAW (1924) / Turner Brothers Asbestos

    It Was A COVER UP! The Sad Legacy of NELLIE KERSHAW (1924) / Turner Brothers Asbestos

    Nellie Kershaw, an English textile worker born around 1891, holds a significant place in medical history as the first documented case of pulmonary asbestosis, a disease associated with occupational asbestos exposure. In this video, we are delving into Kershaw’s life, her tragic struggle with illness and subsequent death, the legal…

  • The Pendle Witch Trials (1612) – It All Began With .. Alizon Device

    The Pendle Witch Trials (1612) – It All Began With .. Alizon Device

    The Pendle Witch trials of 1612 is perhaps the most well known of all witch trials throughout the world, and it all began because of a chance encounter one day back on the 18th March 1612, when a young girl by the name of Alizon (Alison) Device was making her…

  • The Unsound Mind of the Hangman – John Ellis, Chief Executioner

    The Unsound Mind of the Hangman – John Ellis, Chief Executioner

    The story of John Ellis, one of the most tragic figures in the annals of British executioners during the first quarter of the 20th century, is a sombre and complex narrative that sheds light on the human toll exacted by the administration of capital punishment. John Ellis’s career as an…

  • Dark Skies Over Darwen : Visiting the Herbert Noga Crash Site (1945)

    Dark Skies Over Darwen : Visiting the Herbert Noga Crash Site (1945)

    Seventy-eight years ago, on a fateful day in the height of summer, a lone fighter plane graced the skies over Darwen Moor, a serene expanse on the edge of the Pennines. This aircraft, a North American P51C Mustang, hailed as the world’s finest long-range single-seat fighter, would soon become the…

  • The Sad Tale of Lizzie Dean (1835) and Her Last Message From Beyond The Grave!

    The Sad Tale of Lizzie Dean (1835) and Her Last Message From Beyond The Grave!

    In today’s video, we travel over to the small village of Chipping, a civil parish of the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England and within the Forest of Bowland. The tale we tell is that of a young, nineteen-year-old girl by the name of Elizabeth Dean, fondly known as ‘Lizzie’,…

  • A Gut Feeling or Was It Luck? The Pike Law Incident.

    A Gut Feeling or Was It Luck? The Pike Law Incident.

    In this story, we travel to Sykeside, Haslingden to talk about five young boys who went on an adventure within the old mines of Pike Law quarry. A disused haven of mystery and adventure, its tunnels had captured the imaginations of generations of local boys. Little did anyone know that…

  • The Missing Dean Boys’ – A REAL Unsolved Case!

    The Missing Dean Boys’ – A REAL Unsolved Case!

    In this video, we travel to Dean, a small hamlet in Rossendale, Lancashire, to tell the story of two young boys, John Hitchen and Fred Williams, both of whom vanished without a trace after going out to explore an old, disused mine, known locally as ‘Dean Pit’. Clive from Rossendale…