Hannah Haigh was discharged from Wakefield Asylum on 15 June 1882. She was last seen alive on 13 November 1882. Nearly a year later, she was found dead in a disused mill at Clough Lane, Hightown. What happened to her between these times? What happened in the final hours of Hannah Haigh?
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A day after the inquest into the body of a woman found in the ruined boiler at Clough Mill, a man came forward to claim she was his daughter, Hannah Haigh. The police quickly established it was most likely her and her story was soon featured in many local newspapers. Who was Hannah Haigh?
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When two young men found a woman’s body hidden in an abandoned boiler in Liversedge in 1883, most of the local people thought it was a missing girl called Marion Lake. Her story made newspapers across the country, but the body was not in fact hers. The police and the inquest proved that it could not be. But in that case, who was Marion Lake, why did she disappear, and what happened to her?
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On 30 September 1883, two young men stumbled on the skeleton of a young woman in an abandoned boiler at Clough Lane in Hightown, Liversedge. Who was she, and how had she got there? There would be no easy answers to what the newspapers called the “Liversedge Mystery”.
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