How the Victorian press covered the story


Our Sources for the Trial

This account was compiled by Eileen Cowen in March 2007 from contemporary news reports published in

  • The Darwen Post - Saturdays, 12th, 19th, 26th March, 30th April and 7th May 1887
  • The Darwen News, Saturdays, 12th, 19th, 26th March and 7th May 1887

(both available in Darwen Library on microfilm)

  • The Manchester Evening News, Wednesday, 4th May 1887
  • The Manchester Guardian, Thursday, 5th May 1887

(both available in Manchester Library on microfilm)

  • The Northern Daily Telegraph, 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 26th March, 28th, 29th April and 5th May 1887

(available in Blackburn library on microfilm)