“A Moorland Mystery”, unpublished story by Jessie Kenney
Story about an unsolved murder mystery that took place in a moorland parish in Lancashire. The innkeepers at the parish, a father William and his son Thomas, are brutally murdered and their murderer goes free. The story makes reference to the epitaph on their gravestone, which grounds them in communal memory. Part of it reads:
“Those who now talk of far-famed Greenfield hills
Will think of Bill o’Jacks and Tom o’Bills.”
Kenney Papers, University of East (UEA) Anglia Archives
Copyright: Estate of Jessie Kenney. All rights reserved. Included here by kind permission of Warwick Kenney-Taylor (son of Annie Kenney) and later generations of the Kenney and Taylor families.