Tag: Hyndburn

  • The Life and Crimes of Moses ‘Bolloper’ Clayton (1857 – 1919)

    The Life and Crimes of Moses ‘Bolloper’ Clayton (1857 – 1919)

    When Moses Clayton’s body was laid to rest on Saturday, 1st March 1919, it would close the book on one of Rossendale’s most notorious villains.  A character that had once terrorised an entire district with his brutality and drunken carefree attitude would no longer pose a threat to the townsfolk…

  • 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 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 TRAGIC TALE OF EMILY HOLLAND (1876) | Blackburn

    THE TRAGIC TALE OF EMILY HOLLAND (1876) | Blackburn

    *This article has been updated and re-uploaded. It was originally added to our site on the 25th July 2020 and was the very first episode to have appeared here. In today’s story, we are traveling back to Tuesday, the 20th of March, 1876, until the industrial town of Blackburn in…

  • ACCRINGTON FIRE OF 1867 | Accrington

    ACCRINGTON FIRE OF 1867 | Accrington

    When scrolling through endless newspapers and online articles dating back to the 1800s, I’m amazed at how many stories I come across on a daily basis where a child has died in an unfortunate accident or has been murdered by either their own parents or by some assailant whom they…