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…

  • 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…

  • JAMES DAWSON | True Crime – S1 E3

    JAMES DAWSON | True Crime – S1 E3

    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…