The Bill o’Jack’s Murders: The Three Journalists

As news spread about the killing of William and Thomas Bradbury at Bill o’Jack’s, newspaper reporters became involved. There were most likely three journalists present, but their reports did not all tell the same story. Who were these men, and can we trust them? What did the three journalists have to say about the Bill o’Jack’s Murders?

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The Bill o’Jack’s Murders: The Morning After

On 3 April 1832, a young girl called Amelia Winterbottom made a horrifying discovery at the house of her grandfather in Saddleworth. As the news spread, it marked the beginning of the strange tale of a brutal double murder which both appalled and fascinated the people of the area. The 85-year-old William Bradbury and his 47-year-old son Thomas had been attacked the previous evening. This is the story of their final hours.

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