Tag: Burnley

  • The Disturbing Case of Betty Scott (1882)

    The Disturbing Case of Betty Scott (1882)

    Shortly after three o’clock on the morning of Tuesday, 3rd January 1882, a murder so savage in nature occurred at number 4, Brook Row over in a place known as Lowerhouse near to Burnley. A man by the name of Robert Templeton, who was 36 years of age had arrived…

  • The Callous Murder of Elizabeth Walsh (1904)

    The Callous Murder of Elizabeth Walsh (1904)

    On the morning of Friday, 2nd December 1904, the people of Burnley, would be shocked to their very core when police finally forced their way into number 20 Stock-street and the bodies of a man and a women would be discovered lying in pools of blood, both with their throats…

  • When The Devil Called : The Saville Green Farm Murders (1937) | Worsthorne

    When The Devil Called : The Saville Green Farm Murders (1937) | Worsthorne

    On a bitterly cold morning on the 27th January 1937, police officers had been alerted to an incident that had taken place high upon the bleak moorland that overlooked the town of Burnley in the North West of England. Quickly making their way to the scene, upon arrival they would…

  • THE SHOCKING NEGLECT OF ELLEN O’ TOOLE (1900) | Local History – S2 E2

    THE SHOCKING NEGLECT OF ELLEN O’ TOOLE (1900) | Local History – S2 E2

    Towards the latter end of the Victorian era, most people were beginning to benefit from cheaper – imported foods, cleaner water, better sanitization, more diversity when it came to entertainment – such as music halls, libraries, museums and art galleries. Working conditions had become much better with shorter working hours…

  • THE BURNLEY TRAM ACCIDENT (1923) | Burnley

    THE BURNLEY TRAM ACCIDENT (1923) | Burnley

    97 years ago, the residents of Burnley were shocked to the core after one of worst tragedies to befall them occurred on a wintery, cold mid-day on the 21st December 1923. Burnley Corporation Tramcar Number 10, which was being driven by 47 year old, William Norris, had been out in…

  • THE BURNLEY TRAM ACCIDENT (1923) | Local History – S2 Ep1

    THE BURNLEY TRAM ACCIDENT (1923) | Local History – S2 Ep1

    97 years ago, the residents of Burnley were shocked to the core after one of worst tragedies to befall them occurred on a wintery, cold mid-day on the 21st December 1923. Burnley Corporation Tramcar Number 10, which was being driven by 47 year old, William Norris, had been out in…

  • THE UNHINGED MIND OF WILLIAM MARSDEN (1895) | True Crime -S2 Ep8

    THE UNHINGED MIND OF WILLIAM MARSDEN (1895) | True Crime -S2 Ep8

    Just before 6.30am on Sunday, 29th September 1895, the residents of Shakespeare Street in Padiham were awoken from their early morning slumber by the shouts of “murder!” coming from somewhere on the back streets. Inside number 24, 41 year old Mary Ann Marsden was making her way down from her…

  • THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    “The Burnley Sensation” as it was now becoming known had caused a great stir not only in Burnley but also that of Manchester and not even the hustle and bustle of daily life could conceal the fact that something of unusual importance was about to take place, and on Friday…

  • THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    On Sunday, 6th August 1893, three brothers who resided in Blackley, a small suburb of Manchester that has historically been classed as being in Lancashire, set off from their homes to pick blackberries from nearby Crab Lane.  Their trip however was cut short when a sudden shower caused them to…

  • THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | True Crime – S2 Ep5 pt1

    THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | True Crime – S2 Ep5 pt1

    On Sunday, 6th August 1893, three brothers who resided in Blackley, a small suburb of Manchester that has historically been classed as being in Lancashire, set off from their homes to pick blackberries from nearby Crab Lane.  Their trip however was cut short when a sudden shower caused them to…

  • BUTCHERING A PARAMOUR (1893) | Burnley

    BUTCHERING A PARAMOUR (1893) | Burnley

    It’s true to say that the North West of England and Lancashire in particular has had its fair share when it comes to days of horror. From murderous wives to the slaughtering of innocent children – Lancashire has definitely seen some of the worst atrocities inflicted upon men, women and…

  • THE HAPTON RAIL INCIDENT (1888) | Hapton

    THE HAPTON RAIL INCIDENT (1888) | Hapton

    Think of Victorian England and images of cobbled streets, horse drawn carriages, mills and towering chimneys come to mind and of course, gas lamps flickering through the swirling fog that always seemed to linger much longer during the latter end of each year and into the New Year due to…