Louisa May Merrifield

18th Sept. Louisa Merrifield, The Blackpool Poisoner,  executed (1953) By the age of 46, Louisa had been married three times, her third husband being the 74 year old Alfred. She found it difficult to hold down a job and had already served a prison sentence for ration book fraud.  Somewhat fortuitously (or so it seemed) inContinue reading “Louisa May Merrifield”

Welcome to the murky history of the North West Coast and beyond . . .

With a history darker than the blackest pool, Blackpool, Fylde &Wyre (and the surrounding area) have much more to offer than fresh air and fun! Forget arcades, ice-cream and candy floss, this is the place to discover murder and mayhem, fascinating folklore, ghosts and hauntings: along with the tales behind the tombstones of local burialContinue reading “Welcome to the murky history of the North West Coast and beyond . . .”