Tag: Hapton

  • The Brutal Attack on Thomas Oxford (1889)

    The Brutal Attack on Thomas Oxford (1889)

    When 16 year old, Thomas Oxford, began loading his cart with milk churns, he could never have envisioned the events that would take place later that same day. Thomas was a farm servant living with John Clark, farmer, at a place known as Shuttleworth Hall that still is situated to…

  • 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…

  • THE HAPTON RAIL INCIDENT (1888) | Local History

    THE HAPTON RAIL INCIDENT (1888) | Local History

    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…