Tag: Accrington

  • The Unsolved Murder of Susan Westwell (1904)

    The Unsolved Murder of Susan Westwell (1904)

    Accrington, a quiet town in Lancashire back in the day, was plunged into shock and sorrow on Thursday, 25th August 1904, when the lifeless body of 78-year-old Susan Westwell was discovered in her humble abode at number 24 Hyndburn Road. This brutal act of violence against a beloved member of…

  • Murder on the Coppice : The Lindsay Birbeck Story

    Murder on the Coppice : The Lindsay Birbeck Story

    When mother of two, Lindsay Birbeck, went missing from her home on the 12th August 2019, people close to her knew something was seriously wrong. Despite days of searching nearby woodlands, rivers, streams and fields, the whereabouts of Lindsay remained a mystery. That was, however, until Morgan Parkinson and his…

  • Black Abbey Street, Accrington – An Exploration!

    Black Abbey Street, Accrington – An Exploration!

    Just a short video as we take a look into just one of the many fire damaged buildings situated along Black Abbey Street in Accrington. In 1191 Accrington was granted to the Abbot of Kirkstall Abbey and around 1200 the monks built a grange (small-scale abbey) in the area that…

  • The Bizarre Death of Alice Nuttall (1856)

    The Bizarre Death of Alice Nuttall (1856)

    Huncoat is a small village situated in Lancashire in the North West of England and is located towards the east of Accrington. With a population of just over 4,000 people at the time of the 2011 Census, it seems the village has always been a small residential area as census…

  • THE ACCRINGTON PTOMAINE INCIDENT (1906) | Accrington

    THE ACCRINGTON PTOMAINE INCIDENT (1906) | Accrington

    When 56 year old, Robert Haworth, a tobacconist residing at a place called Church, near Accrington sadly passed away on Wednesday, 7th February 1906 – the fears of Dr. Fox and Dr. Greenhalgh as well as local government officials became all too real. What was originally thought to be cases…

  • THE LADY WITH NO HANDS – THE HORRIFYING CASE OF AGNES RHODES WILDMAN (1923) | Accrington

    THE LADY WITH NO HANDS – THE HORRIFYING CASE OF AGNES RHODES WILDMAN (1923) | Accrington

    Amid a deathly silence, the crowd that filled the gallery within the Crown Court at the Manchester Assizes all waited with baited breath as to what sentence would ultimately be handed down to perhaps one of the most callous and cold hearted men to ever stand in front of his…

  • THE LADY WITH NO HANDS – THE HORRIFYING CASE OF AGNES RHODES WILDMAN (1923) | True Crime S2 – Ep15

    THE LADY WITH NO HANDS – THE HORRIFYING CASE OF AGNES RHODES WILDMAN (1923) | True Crime S2 – Ep15

    Amid a deathly silence, the crowd that filled the gallery within the Crown Court at the Manchester Assizes all waited with baited breath as to what sentence would ultimately be handed down to perhaps one of the most callous and cold hearted men to ever stand in front of his…

  • THE MELANCHOLY OF ALICE ANN FARRAR (1894) | Accrington

    THE MELANCHOLY OF ALICE ANN FARRAR (1894) | Accrington

    Accrington during the mid-to-late 1800’s had managed to find itself immune from murder whilst all around them in places such as Haslingden, Blackburn and Burnley had  for some strange reason found themselves to be hotbeds for crimes that many seemed beyond comprehension. And whilst a serious crime that had resulted…

  • THE MELANCHOLY OF ALICE ANN FARRAR (1894) | True Crime – S2 Ep6

    THE MELANCHOLY OF ALICE ANN FARRAR (1894) | True Crime – S2 Ep6

    Accrington during the mid-to-late 1800’s had managed to find itself immune from murder whilst all around them in places such as Haslingden, Blackburn and Burnley had  for some strange reason found themselves to be hotbeds for crimes that many seemed beyond comprehension. And whilst a serious crime that had resulted…