Tag: Murder

  • THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    “The Burnley Sensation” as it was now becoming known had caused a great stir not only in Burnley but also that of Manchester and not even the hustle and bustle of daily life could conceal the fact that something of unusual importance was about to take place, and on Friday…

  • 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 DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    THE DARK HOLE CLOUGH BABY (1893) | Manchester

    On Sunday, 6th August 1893, three brothers who resided in Blackley, a small suburb of Manchester that has historically been classed as being in Lancashire, set off from their homes to pick blackberries from nearby Crab Lane.  Their trip however was cut short when a sudden shower caused them to…

  • THE COB CASTLE MURDER (1907) | Haslingden

    THE COB CASTLE MURDER (1907) | Haslingden

    On Monday, 11th March 1907, Thomas Dennison was brought before the magistrates at Haslingden after having been charged on suspicion of murdering his wife, Margaret Dennison at some point during the evening of Saturday, 9th March. Standing before the bench and facing Alderman Hamilton (Chairman) as well as Messrs. Holt,…

  • THE SAD TALE OF MILES WEATHERHILL | Todmorden

    THE SAD TALE OF MILES WEATHERHILL | Todmorden

    The story begins during 1866 when a young Miles Weatherhill, a weaver who lived with his mother and sister on Back Brook Street, Todmorden, fell in love with Sarah Bell, a cook working for the Reverend Anthony John Plow at the local vicarage. A self-educated, well groomed, smart looking man,…

  • 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…

  • A WATCH AGAINST A LIFE (1902) | Haslingden

    A WATCH AGAINST A LIFE (1902) | Haslingden

    Children appearing in youth or crown courts in Wales and England cannot be named if they are under the age of 18, apart from exceptional circumstances as the European Convention on Human Rights says that all children have a right to privacy and a family life – which basically means…

  • THE WILKINSON STREET MURDER (1880) | Haslingden

    THE WILKINSON STREET MURDER (1880) | Haslingden

    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…

  • 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…

  • THE MANCHESTER RIPPER (1905) | Manchester

    THE MANCHESTER RIPPER (1905) | Manchester

    On the afternoon of April 11th, 1905, roughly around 3.00pm – a rag and bone man by the name of David Shields was going around searching for unwanted items of rags and other wares he could go on to sell, when, after making his way along the backs of Hoyle…

  • A GRAVE IN THE COTTAGE (1892) | Oldham

    A GRAVE IN THE COTTAGE (1892) | Oldham

    Today we are travelling into the large town of Oldham which is situated in the North West of England and roughly 7 miles east of Manchester. Historically speaking, Oldham became a boomtown during the early days of the Industrial Revolution and was indeed one of the first ever industrialised towns…