Upcoming event

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Manchester’s Worst Female Criminals (1800-1930)

From brutal murderers to prolific thieves like Elizabeth Turner, this talk will uncover some of Manchester’s worst female criminals, such as the quack abortionist Ann Cartledge.

On 13 November 1877, Cartledge, a midwife from Stockport, was sentenced to death for the wilful murder of a widow named Elizabeth Coleman. Three weeks previously, the ‘midwife’ had performed an illegal abortion on Coleman which resulted in her death.

To find out more about this story and to discover why Cartledge never made it to the gallows, come along to this FREE MCPHH talk with Michaela Hulme.

Room 307, 3rd Floor, Geoffrey Manton Building. All welcome.