Tag: Local History

  • The Charles Lane Misadventure (1909) | Haslingden

    The Charles Lane Misadventure (1909) | Haslingden

    With much of the country blanketed under deep snow and underlying frost that had brought hundreds of mills and factories to a close with over 15,000 workers within East Lancashire alone all being left unable to work, for children – it brought an unexpected break from their daily chores of…

  • 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…