Essex Locals | May 5



115 Years Ago – 1908

An alarm was sounded just before 1 o’clock Thursday of last week for a fire in the Essex woods on the old Manchester Road caused by flames from a bonfire to burn moth nests.  It got beyond the control of the men at work in the woods.  The fire was extinguished before night after burning over nearly 100 acres.

90 Years Ago – 1933

Mrs. Lawrence Woodman and Miss Helen McIver were in Rowley last week to attend the Radio Revue of the Junior Radio School.  Her daughter Nancy who has made quite a hit as a broadcaster, who was expected to take part, was detained at home by illness.

junior radio school, radio revue, helen mciver, nancy, lawrence woodman, manchester