Friday, 21 November 2014

Come and visit the site of the first domestic violence victim to be publicly commemorated

Come and visit the site of the first domestic violence victim to be publicly commemorated 

Ellen Strange was murdered by her husband on Holcombe Moor in January 1761 and following which her family and/or local people raised a pile of stones in her memory. The continued practice ever since of passers by adding another stone has ensured that the crime and Ellen has not been forgotten. In the absence of information to prove otherwise it is thus likely that Ellen Strange is the first domestic violence victim to be commemorated. 

On Sunday 30 November at 11.30am a group of trade unionists will visit the stones as part of an article for the Landworker magazine of Unite the union and the Rebel Road website of the union. If you would like to join them please get in touch or come along to Emmanuel Church, Holcombe, Ramsbottom, Bury, Greater Manchester BL8 4NB. Bring some walking shoes although the walk is not too strenuous. 


Mark Metcalf 07952 801783 or email at markcmetcalf@btinternet.com 

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