Places   (Help with places, streets and buildings in Wigan.)

Started by: jarvo (30179) 

The story goes:

In 1931, a local surgeon, Mr Herbert Stanley Green, occupied the White House. Mr Green had been linked to a poisoning scandal that resulted in a young nurse, Alice Bennett, losing her life in suspicious cirumstances. Green was released after police questioning and the killer responsible was never found. It was said that Green took his own life by taking a rare poison linked to weedkiller after feeling remorse of what he had done to result in Miss Bennett's death.. His body when discovered was alleged to have turned a dark green colour.

After the house became unoccupied and derelict, local schoolboys reported seeing a green hand at the top of the broken stairs beckoning them up. This was spotted on numerous occasions usually at dusk and the tale became a legend.


Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 00:25

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