Geoff Brookes tells us the tragic story of Catherine Dennis, who’s life was casually snatched away, a horrific crime leaving a trail of emotional wreckage in its path.
We parked the car, walked through the gate of Christ Church, looked to the left, found the grave and then departed. After all,this was Linthwaite just outside Huddersfield and we had no cause to linger. The things we do for Welsh Country…but then it wasn’t only for the magazine that we were here. It was more important to pay our respects to Catherine (Kate) Dennis, a forgotten 16 year old Welsh servant girl from Flint who was murdered here in the shadows of the Pennines in 1891.
It is a tragic story – of a life casually snatched away and of a crime leaving terrible emotional wreckage in its wake in both Linthwaite and Flint. For Catherine was not the only victim of that dreadful August day.
Stories In Stone – This story continues on page 11 of our magazine.