Tag: Unsolved

  • The Unsolved Murder of Susan Westwell (1904)

    The Unsolved Murder of Susan Westwell (1904)

    Accrington, a quiet town in Lancashire back in the day, was plunged into shock and sorrow on Thursday, 25th August 1904, when the lifeless body of 78-year-old Susan Westwell was discovered in her humble abode at number 24 Hyndburn Road. This brutal act of violence against a beloved member of…

  • The Missing Dean Boys’ – A REAL Unsolved Case!

    The Missing Dean Boys’ – A REAL Unsolved Case!

    In this video, we travel to Dean, a small hamlet in Rossendale, Lancashire, to tell the story of two young boys, John Hitchen and Fred Williams, both of whom vanished without a trace after going out to explore an old, disused mine, known locally as ‘Dean Pit’. Clive from Rossendale…

  • Who Killed Wendy Sewell? And Is Stephen Downing Innocent or Guilty?

    Who Killed Wendy Sewell? And Is Stephen Downing Innocent or Guilty?

    In this video, we cover the murder of Wendy Sewell and that of Stephen Downing, a case that involved the conviction and imprisonment in 1974 of a 17-year-old council worker, Stephen Downing, for the murder of a 32-year-old legal secretary, Wendy Sewell, in the town of Bakewell in the Peak…

  • Unsolved : The Murder of Lindsay Jo Rimer

    Unsolved : The Murder of Lindsay Jo Rimer

    Lindsay Jo Rimer disappeared from her home on Monday, 7th November 1994. Just over 4 months later, and on the 12th April 1995, her body would be discovered in the Rochdale canal. To this day, her murder is still unsolved. Her abductor/murderer is perhaps still walking the streets of Hebden…

  • 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…

  • The Bizarre Death of Alice Nuttall (1856)

    The Bizarre Death of Alice Nuttall (1856)

    Huncoat is a small village situated in Lancashire in the North West of England and is located towards the east of Accrington. With a population of just over 4,000 people at the time of the 2011 Census, it seems the village has always been a small residential area as census…

  • The Brutal Slaying of Alexander Norval (1910)

    The Brutal Slaying of Alexander Norval (1910)

    Shortly before midnight on Saturday, 5th November 1910, P.C Greenwood had barely made his way into an area in Carlisle known as West Walls, when, after checking on individual premises, he came across an unlocked warehouse door at number 15. As the area was well known for beggars and vagabonds…

  • THE MAN IN THE BARN : A GRANE ROAD MYSTERY (1909) | Haslingden

    THE MAN IN THE BARN : A GRANE ROAD MYSTERY (1909) | Haslingden

    Walking along the rain sodden path, the stranger could see in the near distance the silhouette of building.  Hoping this would prove to be a somewhat ideal refuge, it may at least be of help to him to shelter from the rain that hadn’t stopped beating down for most of…