Joseph Winterbottom was the old bastard pursued by Oldham police across the border from Lancashire into the West Riding of Yorkshire in the summer of 1833. Arrested by the Halifax Constabulary, he was immediately identified by visiting Oldham bloodhound Heywood as a known rogue and vagabond, and proceeded to squeal like a pig, identifying the… Continue reading Winterbottom’s End
18 June 1833. Halifax, Yorkshire. A heinous crime had been committed the previous evening, Mr Robertshaw had been viciously attacked and robbed in the street that night. That Tuesday morning the wheels of early nineteenth century justice began to turn. A suspicious character was apprehended that very morning. He was from across the border in… Continue reading CSI Halifax
Every family should have a good ghost story, the Dysons are no exception…
A second tale of taxidermy and ratbaggery, this time in the old country of Lancashire.
A brutal crime has far reaching consequences for the Dyson family
Was the first Dyson a sheep stealer? It would explain a lot.