Tag: Railway

  • THE HAPTON RAIL INCIDENT (1888) | Local History

    THE HAPTON RAIL INCIDENT (1888) | Local History

    Think of Victorian England and images of cobbled streets, horse drawn carriages, mills and towering chimneys come to mind and of course, gas lamps flickering through the swirling fog that always seemed to linger much longer during the latter end of each year and into the New Year due to…

  • THE MANCHESTER RIPPER (1905) | True Crime – S1 – Ep9

    THE MANCHESTER RIPPER (1905) | True Crime – S1 – Ep9

    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…

  • 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…