The Camms Bridge Incident (1896) | Haslingden | Helmshore


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During the early hours Thursday, 1st January 1896 – the body of a man was discovered lying brutally mutilated on the East Lancashire Railway line not too far from Cams Mill (also known as CAMMS Mill) , Haslingden.

His name was William Taylor (also known as William Bridge).

This is the first of several short stories coming to our channel in the coming months. We have scoured local newspapers covering well over one a hundred years and found many, many stories that may not have had the exposure they should have had. These are the stories of real people effected by unforeseen events and who have been lost to the past.

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