Posts tagged: Gorse Hall

K is for Killings

Not entirely the gruesome subject you might expect. The subjects come from the area where I live and grew up and the first example shows that killings can be commercial as well as violent.

William Kenyon and Son was a company established in Dukinfield in 1866 to take advantage of the cotton driving rope which distributed power from a single steam engine across several floors of a cotton mill through a series of pulleys. Read more ›››


For once something interesting on Saturday night telly, if only for me. It’s the Julian Fellowes Investigates programme at 9.10 on BBC1 and the the Case of George Harry Storrs who was murdered at the pictured Gorse Hall in 1909.

The reason for my interest? I grew up close to the ruins of where it happened. Read more ›››