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Ellen Strange Memorial and Cairn, Holcombe Moor, Helmshore near Bury

On Holcombe Moor stands a stone┬ápillar next to a cairn. The cairn traditionally marks the place where a woman, Ellen Strange, was murdered in 1761. The circumstances of her death and the trial of her murderer were for many years … Continue reading

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