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Ernest Rodwell

Age: 17

Sex: male

Date: 29 May 1930

Place: Haslington, Lancashire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Ernest Rodwell was found dead in a reservoir with a weight tied round his neck.

His body was recovered from the reservoir with a rope round his neck which was attached to a big 28lb coping stone.

Ernest Rodwell had left home on his bicycle and never seen again. On 5 June 1930 a 23-year-old labourer was charged with stealing his bicycle.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 29 May 1930

see Western Daily Press - Thursday 29 May 1930

see Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 05 June 1930