Hello from sunny Wigan.
This is my first posting and being from Wigan I want something for nowt.
I'm researching a murder that was committed in 1863 at a coal mine called Bawkhouse colliery, Red Rock, Haigh which is a small Hamlet to the North of Wigan.
Long story short, a group of poachers went to the mine to kill the nightshift boilerman, one of them hit him with a crowbar and then threw him into the furnace.
One of the gang was hanged in public at Kirkdale Jail in 1866.
I've looked on the maps and as far as I can see the former Kirkdale Jail was to the South of the railway station. It now looks like a park or something similar.
The roads surrounding it are; North Dingle,Rumney Rd west and Garnett Ave.
Am I looking in the right area?
Thanks in advance.