How the death of brave police officer Henry Bailey in 1835 as he tried to rescue a drowning boy sparked an outpouring of grief from the people of Manchester
Yeh,,I was wondering about the little lad too🙏🏼I’m reading Manchester Man by Elizabeth Banks,,,at the moment and it starts with a dramatic river flood story and the little lad is saved. I’m loving it,,,making my imagination work to figure out those old streets earlier on in the century and of course the brutal Peretloo Massacre😢Love being on this forum,,feel connected,,Thankyou Dean,,,🤗got a story about the slum clearance Hulme to ‘Overspill Estate’ ,,Handforth .I’m defo going to share. ...Also does anyone on here remember my dad,,,,Bobby Bell,,,,ran the Barley Mo on Tibbs Street in the 70s, Bit of a ‘Face’ as they called it in Manchester. Pals with Les Simms who ran The Commercial on Liverpool Road and Jimmy The weed,,all characters and gentlemen to me,,my dad was v proud of me going to Leic Uni to study Sociology and they were proud too🥇👍🏼🤗xxx
What a moving story of one of our brave Manchester brothers. So interesting the way you tell it Dean,,Thankyou. Do we know anything of what became of his family? That was a massive sum,,what a legacy for his grieving wife and 6 children! A true Legrnd🥇👍🏼x
The water in the river would have been foul as well, what a brave man.
Love learning about the real people of Manchester and their stories. Not heard of this particular one before, thanks Dean.
What a heart wrenching story of courage and selflessness.