Tag: Lancashire

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • THE OAKENHEAD WOOD TRAGEDY (1853) | Haslingden

    THE OAKENHEAD WOOD TRAGEDY (1853) | Haslingden

    On the afternoon of Monday, 12th September 1853, Jane Collinge made her way to the home of 31 year old Elizabeth Cunliffe, her step-daughter, fearing that something terrible may have happened since they last spoke the previous day. Elizabeth had suffered from severe depression since the birth of her daughter…

  • THE WILKINSON STREET MURDER (1880) | True crime – S2 Ep1

    THE WILKINSON STREET MURDER (1880) | True crime – S2 Ep1

    Many times we hear of serious crimes taking place in areas which are never close to home and we always think to ourselves it would never happen where you live, and yet crimes, and especially murders may well have happened closer than you realize – sometimes you just have to…

  • BUTCHERING A PARAMOUR (1893) | True Crime – S1 E7

    BUTCHERING A PARAMOUR (1893) | True Crime – S1 E7

    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 TRAGIC CASE OF ELLEN DOWDLE (1899) | True Crime – S1 E6

    THE TRAGIC CASE OF ELLEN DOWDLE (1899) | True Crime – S1 E6

    Domestic abuse or “wife beating” was a prominent occurrence in Victorian England with many victims having to put up with abuse on a daily basis. It was socially acceptable for that period and was seen by many as nothing more than a lower class issue. It’s been written in many…

  • ACCRINGTON FIRE OF 1867 | Local History S1 Ep2

    ACCRINGTON FIRE OF 1867 | Local History S1 Ep2

    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…

  • 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…

  • THE TRAGIC STORY OF JAMES DAWSON | Bashall Eaves

    THE TRAGIC STORY OF JAMES DAWSON | Bashall Eaves

    It’s not often the victim of a murder can revisit the place of his (or her) death with the police and go through step-by-step what happened to them, but this next story is not a run of the mill murder case, as all we be revealed. Today’s story takes us…

  • HELMSHORE RAIL DISASTER (1860) | Helmshore

    HELMSHORE RAIL DISASTER (1860) | Helmshore

    During the early hours of Tuesday, September 4th 1860, the small village of Helmshore – situated within the Rossendale Valley in the North West of England was rocked by a serious tragedy that claimed the lives of 11 innocent victims as well as seriously injuring onwards of 77 people. UPDATE…

  • HELMSHORE RAIL DISASTER | Local History – S1 E1

    HELMSHORE RAIL DISASTER | Local History – S1 E1

    During the early hours of Tuesday, September 4th 1860, the small village of Helmshore – situated within the Rossendale Valley in the North West of England was rocked by a serious tragedy that claimed the lives of 11 innocent victims as well as seriously injuring onwards of 77 people. After…