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True Tales of the Macabre: Within Sight of the Gibbet - A tale of murder, highway robbery and transportation in The Peak District

Автор: Ian Morgan
Год: 2012
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 240
ISBN: 178091170, 178091170X, 178091170X
The small village of Litton nestles in the rolling countryside of the Peak District amid green fields and blue skies. Situated close to Tideswell, it is the idyllic retreat for those wanting to get away from the pressures of life. Yet do those that visit realise the hardship and death that abounded there almost 200 years ago? In 1796 London a small boy was taken by carriage, deposited within the confines of St Pancras Workhouse and left to his own fate. As he watched the days drift past he longed to be free and when given the chance to be feted and treated as a young gentleman provided he answered ‘yes’ to one simple question, he jumped at the opportunity. Within days both he and scores of his friends began to realise they had been fooled as they were thrown into the horrors of working in the mills. For years he worked in tortuous conditions at Lowdham Mill near Nottingham before being sold to Litton Mill set in the picturesque Peak District. Life in Lowdham had been horrific but this...
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