Tag: Padiham

  • The Bizarre Case of Richard Massey (1926) | Padiham

    The Bizarre Case of Richard Massey (1926) | Padiham

    As the sound of the slow moving waters in the near distance began to reemerge, the startled birds which had fled to nearby pastures could still be heard in the darkened sky above as the figure of a man stumbled onto his feet.  In the distance, the low rumble of…

  • When The Devil Called : The Saville Green Farm Murders (1937) | Worsthorne

    When The Devil Called : The Saville Green Farm Murders (1937) | Worsthorne

    On a bitterly cold morning on the 27th January 1937, police officers had been alerted to an incident that had taken place high upon the bleak moorland that overlooked the town of Burnley in the North West of England. Quickly making their way to the scene, upon arrival they would…

  • THE SHOCKING NEGLECT OF ELLEN O’ TOOLE (1900) | Padiham

    THE SHOCKING NEGLECT OF ELLEN O’ TOOLE (1900) | Padiham

    Towards the latter end of the Victorian era, most people were beginning to benefit from cheaper – imported foods, cleaner water, better sanitization, more diversity when it came to entertainment – such as music halls, libraries, museums and art galleries. Working conditions had become much better with shorter working hours…

  • THE SHOCKING NEGLECT OF ELLEN O’ TOOLE (1900) | Local History – S2 E2

    THE SHOCKING NEGLECT OF ELLEN O’ TOOLE (1900) | Local History – S2 E2

    Towards the latter end of the Victorian era, most people were beginning to benefit from cheaper – imported foods, cleaner water, better sanitization, more diversity when it came to entertainment – such as music halls, libraries, museums and art galleries. Working conditions had become much better with shorter working hours…

  • THE UNHINGED MIND OF WILLIAM MARSDEN (1895) | Padiham

    THE UNHINGED MIND OF WILLIAM MARSDEN (1895) | Padiham

    Just before 6.30am on Sunday, 29th September 1895, the residents of Shakespeare Street in Padiham were awoken from their early morning slumber by the shouts of “murder!” coming from somewhere on the back streets. Inside number 24, 41 year old Mary Ann Marsden was making her way down from her…

  • THE UNHINGED MIND OF WILLIAM MARSDEN (1895) | True Crime -S2 Ep8

    THE UNHINGED MIND OF WILLIAM MARSDEN (1895) | True Crime -S2 Ep8

    Just before 6.30am on Sunday, 29th September 1895, the residents of Shakespeare Street in Padiham were awoken from their early morning slumber by the shouts of “murder!” coming from somewhere on the back streets. Inside number 24, 41 year old Mary Ann Marsden was making her way down from her…