Chance to meet the author of popular book that lifts the lid on Burnley's tragic past

Author Julie Kayley who will be signing copies of her book Chilling Events from Burnley's Past.
Author Julie Kayley who will be signing copies of her book Chilling Events from Burnley's Past.
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A first-time author, who puts the spotlight on tragic true tales from Burnley's past, is to hold a book signing session.

Julie Kayley will be signing copies of Chilling Events from Burnley's Past on Saturday, November 26th, at the Christmas fair held at Ightenhill Methodist Church in Burnley's Brassey Street from 10-30am to 2pm.

All the stories in the book are true but many have become shrouded in mystery as they have passed down from one generation to the next.

One of the stories is about the Boxing Day death of five brave men who attempted to rescue two young boys after they fell underneath the ice at a disused quarry close to the Tim Bobbin pub in Padiham Road.

Another tells the tragic tale of the young mum who was suffering from post natal depression, a condition that very little was known about at the turn of the century, who drowned herself and her two children in the canal at Byerden Lane.

Julie was inspired to write the book while grieving for her son, Philip, who died at the age of 25 five years ago. She began to research her family tree and came across the heart rending true stories which she began to research and make notes about. Eventually those notes led to the book that was published in September and is now selling well.

Chilling Events from Burnley’s Past is published by Nu-Age Print and Copy in Padiham Road and is available from Amazon, Ebay and facebook priced at £9.95.