Nathaniel Eckersley (1815–1892) left a legacy as banker, mill owner, mine owner, J.P., M.P., mayor and magistrate. He formed the 21st Lancashire Rifle Volunteers as Captain. In 1878, he served as High Sheriff of Lancashire. He married on twice, his first wife died at an early age leaving two daughters. His second marriage provided three sons, the youngest lost his life in Burma.

What they were doing was out of the scope of most people's understanding, beyond the comprehension of the workaday neighbours who were more interested in how they were going to pay the gas bill or what might happen in the next episode of Coronation Street or Doctor Who. In 1960s Britain, people did not kidnap and murder children for fun. It was simply beyond the realms of most people's comprehension, and this is why they managed to get away with it for so long.

I feel as though my heart's been torn to pieces. I don't think anything could hurt me more than this has. The only consolation is that some moron might have got hold of Puppet and hurt him.[47]

The name Hindley is derived from the Old English hind and leah, meaning a "clearing frequented by hinds or does".[5]

In 1972 David Smith was acquitted of the murder of his father, who had been suffering from an incurable cancer. Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to two days' detention.[204] He remarried and moved to Lincolnshire with his three sons,[194][205] and was exonerated of any participation in the Moors murders by Hindley's confession in 1987. He died in Ireland in 2012.[206][207]

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The relationship with her father brutalised her ... She was not only used to violence in the home but rewarded for it outside. When this happens at a young age it can distort a person's reaction to such situations for life.[113]

A new purpose built sports pavilion has been built on Wigan Road, and Ashton Gymnastic Club are based in town's main street. The town has a swimming pool and a local authority run leisure centre.

PE facilities: Large sports hall, marked out for football, badminton, basketball and volleyball, x2 fully equipped weightlifting areas, cardiovascular area, remedial room, good showering and changing facilities: x2 Astroturf football pitches, grass sports field (full size football and rugby pitch).

On Hall Lane for buses to Wigan or Leyland Park. Busline 0871 200 2233

Hindley is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. Lying three miles (5 km) east of Wigan it covers an area of 1044 hectares. Historically in Lancashire, Hindley (which includes Hindley Green) borders the towns of Ince-in-Makerfield, Aspull, Westhoughton, Atherton and the former borough of Leigh.[2] In 2001, Hindley had a population of 23,457,[3] increasing to 28,000 at the 2011 Census.[4] It forms part of the wider Greater Manchester Urban Area.

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

As well as several academy and U16-19 players who are signed for various superleague clubs.

The murders, reported in almost every English language newspaper in the world,[2] were the result of what Malcolm MacCulloch, professor of forensic psychiatry at Cardiff University, called a "concatenation of circumstances".[3] The trial judge, Mr Justice Fenton Atkinson, described Brady and Hindley in his closing remarks as "two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity".[4]

We had taken the view that we needed a thorough systematic search of the moor ... It would never have been possible to carry out such a search in private.[72]

On 6 October 1965 Brady met 17-year-old apprentice engineer Edward Evans at Manchester Central railway station (now Manchester Central) and invited him to his home at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue in Hattersley, Cheshire, where Brady beat him to death with an axe.[18]

Within months he [Brady] had convinced me that there was no God at all: he could have told me that the earth was flat, the moon was made of green cheese and the sun rose in the west, I would have believed him, such was his power of persuasion.[128]

Hindley Amateur Rugby League Club have two Open age men's teams and are the fastest growing club in the northwest. Initially a national conference 3 team and a North west counties division 4 team. The club currently has teams playing from ages 7 to open age and has a long tradition of developing players that have gone on to professional careers in the sport including;

Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Ladies Lane outside of the station (Station side for Wigan, opposite side for Manchester / Bolton)Replacement transport will pick up/drop off at the station entrance.

The Bird I'th Hand public house at the main crossroads in the town and the Lord Nelson Hotel on Bridge Street both have eighteenth-century origins. The Lord Nelson is a Grade II listed building. The 'Last Orders' public house with its painted red brick, moulded brick eaves cornice and Doric doorcases dates from the nineteenth century.

On 24 August 1987 police called off their search of Saddleworth Moor, despite not having found Keith Bennett's body.[90] Brady was taken to the moor for a second time on 1 December, but he was once again unable to locate the burial site. Keith Bennett's body remains undiscovered as of 2016, although his family continues to search the moor.[91]

I ought to have been hanged. I deserved it. My crime was worse than Brady's because I enticed the children and they would never have entered the car without my role ... I have always regarded myself as worse than Brady.[148]

Winnie Johnson, the mother of undiscovered victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, received a letter from Brady at the end of 2005 in which, she said, he claimed that he could take police to within 20 yards (18 m) of her son's body but the authorities would not allow it. Brady did not refer directly to Keith by name and did not claim he could take investigators directly to the grave, but spoke of the "clarity" of his recollections.[170]

A 1977 BBC television debate discussed arguments for and against Myra Hindley's release, with Lord Longford being on the side who argued that Hindley should be released and Ann West (the mother of Lesley Ann Downey) being on the side arguing against any suggestion of Hindley being released and threatening to kill her if she ever got out of prison.[208]

Hindley claimed that Brady began to talk about "committing the perfect murder" in July 1963,[134] and often spoke to her about Meyer Levin's Compulsion, published as a novel in 1956 and adapted for the cinema in 1959. The story tells a fictionalised account of the Leopold and Loeb case, two young men from well-to-do families who attempt to commit the perfect murder of a 12-year-old boy, and escape the death penalty because of their age.[135]

Hindley was one of 15 berewicks of the royal manor of Newton before the Norman Conquest in 1066. After the conquest it formed part of the Barony of Makerfield.[7] The area was held by free tenants until 1330 when Robert Langton, Baron Makerfield, gave the lordship of the manor to his younger son. His descendants were lords of the manor until 1765 when it was sold to the Duke of Bridgewater.

Leyland Library and Museum was built in 1886 by Thomas Worthington. It is designed in a Free-Elizabethan style and given to the people of Hindley by Nathaniel Eckersley, on the instruction of John Leyland upon his death.

Purposeful activity: A range of purposeful activity is available at HMP/YOI Hindley include domestic duties, cleaning duties, kitchen, gym, chapel, library, gardens, recycling, recycling and stores.

Hindley St. Peter's Cricket Club, participate in the Manchester and District Cricket Association, Southport & District League and West Lancashire League, and won the inaugural Manchester Association Twenty20 tournament[23] in 2007 and the Manchester Association Premier League championship in 2008, retaining the title in 2009.



I am a simple woman, I work in the kitchens of Christie's Hospital. It has taken me five weeks labour to write this letter because it is so important to me that it is understood by you for what it is, a plea for help. Please, Miss Hindley, help me.[66]

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Malcolm MacCulloch, professor of forensic psychiatry at Cardiff University, has suggested that the fight, and the part that Hindley's father played in it, may be "key pieces of evidence" in trying to understand Hindley's role in the Moors murders:

Moors murderer Ian Brady in hospital after fracturing his hip in fall

The highest operating part of the telephone is 1140 mm above floor level.

Among other noted past or current residents of Hindley are:

The population of Hindley increased during the 19th century from 2,300 in 1811 to 23,000 in 1911 reflecting the transformation of the town from a country village to small, densely populated industrial town. The economic depression of the 1920s and 1930s hit Hindley hard and by the time of the Second World War the population had declined to 19,000.

Topping refused to allow Brady a second visit to the moors,[85] and a few days after his visit Brady wrote a letter to BBC television reporter Peter Gould, giving some sketchy details of five additional murders that he claimed to have carried out.[87] Brady refused to identify his alleged victims, and the police failed to discover any unsolved crimes matching the few details that he supplied.[88] Hindley told Topping that she knew nothing of these killings.[85]

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Characterised by the press as "the most evil woman in Britain",[1] Hindley made several appeals against her life sentence, claiming she was a reformed woman and no longer a danger to society, but she was never released. She died in 2002, aged 60. Brady was declared criminally insane in 1985, since when he has been confined in the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He has made it clear that he wishes never to be released, and has repeatedly asked that he be allowed to die.