Tag: Rawtenstall

  • 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…

  • THE OAKENHEAD WOOD TRAGEDY (1853) | True Crime – S2 Ep3

    THE OAKENHEAD WOOD TRAGEDY (1853) | True Crime – S2 Ep3

    On the afternoon of Monday, 12th September 1853, Jane Collinge made her way to the home of 31 year old Elizabeth Cunliffe, her step-daughter, fearing that something terrible may have happened since they last spoke the previous day. Elizabeth had suffered from severe depression since the birth of her daughter…