Tag: Moses Clayton

  • 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…