murder in the heather
The Winter Hill Murder of 1838
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David's published titles
'Murder in the Heather: The Winter Hill Murder of 1838'
'The Dark Figure: Crime in Victorian Bolton'
'The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612'
'Bleak Christmas: The Pretoria Pit Disaster of 1910'
'The Last Temptation: The Trial of Dr Harold Shipman'
'The Trial of Dr John Bodkin Adams'
'The Trial of Dr Buck Ruxton'
'Doctors in the Dock'
They have been met with critical acclaim for David's attention to detail and his approach of looking at trial transcripts and allowing the reader to become the jury.
Image: Courtesy of the author.
Saturday 22 June 2019, 6.30 & 8.30pm
Dram! 232 Woodlands Road, Glasgow
In 1838, a lone Scotsman was found dead on Winter Hill in Lancashire. Despite a long list of suspects, his murderer was never found... Could it have been an old enemy? A local Lord with his nose out of joint? A spurned lover? Join Madrigirls for an evening of folk songs, shanties, murder ballads and more as we sort the villains from the victims and finally solve the mystery of who killed poor George Henderson!
Running time 1hr.
Tickets £6. Limited availability.
We created a promotional video for David Holding's first three books - to the left.
We are also proud to present the video (bottom left) by Steve Looker and Reel Vision, in which David Holding features as historical advisor. For anyone who is looking for more information about the Winter Hill Murder, get David's book, and watch this video. Absolutely fascinating!
Below this are images related to 'Murder in the Heather': the area map, the Scotsman's Stump, a memorial to George Henderson, and a recent photo (courtesy of ITV.com) which shows the extent of the recent appalling moorland fires on Winter Hill and surrounding areas.