Tag: Season 3

  • THE HOLMFIRTH CATASTROPHE (1852)

    THE HOLMFIRTH CATASTROPHE (1852)

    For six consecutive days, heavy rain had battered the hills surrounding Holmfirth, sending hundreds of tons of water streaming through the narrow gorges and several valleys down into the lowlands where it would be collected. Normally, plenty of rainfall wouldn’t be a problem and in fact would benefit the many…

  • ‘Nearer, My God, To Thee’ : A Wallace Hartley Tribute (1912)

    ‘Nearer, My God, To Thee’ : A Wallace Hartley Tribute (1912)

    When the Titanic finally lost its battle with the North Atlantic sea and disappeared into the abyss below the waves, it was and still is one of the worst maritime disasters to ever take place.  Taking with it over 1,500 lives, it is without a doubt one of the most…

  • The Morecambe Bay Tragedy (1894)

    The Morecambe Bay Tragedy (1894)

    On the morning of Monday, 3rd September, 1894 – 34 passengers made their way onto a sail-powered boat that would, on a normal day, have taken them on a leisurely trip over to Grange-over-Sands, located on the north side of Morecambe Bay, Cumbria.  But what should have been a day…

  • The Brutal Attack on Thomas Oxford (1889)

    The Brutal Attack on Thomas Oxford (1889)

    When 16 year old, Thomas Oxford, began loading his cart with milk churns, he could never have envisioned the events that would take place later that same day. Thomas was a farm servant living with John Clark, farmer, at a place known as Shuttleworth Hall that still is situated to…

  • The Strange Case of James Walker (1889)

    The Strange Case of James Walker (1889)

    The walk from Smiths Place Farm, that was situated just on the outskirts of the small village of Huncoat, to the home of Susannah Holt at Houghton Barn Farm in Altham, is roughly just one mile in distance and something which would usually take on average, around fifteen to twenty…