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Ashton under Lyne Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd

The construction of our present building was completed in 1996 on Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne and our Trade Counter entrance is actually located on the last portion of Jackson St. The remains of the original cobbled road is located under the hard standing of our yard on the approach to the Trade Counter door and the other half of the existing street is the other side of the fence adjacent to the local Robinsons Brewery House the Junction Inn. To find out more about our location here in Ashton under Lyne and its fascinating history click read more or talk to our excellent sales team.

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Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne

The strangest fact associated with our location in Ashton under Lyne is the story of Turner Lane’s very own serial killer Mary Ann Britland; Mrs Britland who was later hanged in Strangeways prison for her crimes managed to murder twice without the crimes being detected. On arriving to live at 133 Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne the Britland family found the home was apparently infested with Mice. Mary Ann Britland went to the local chemist for poison to lay down for the rodent infestation her intention though was to poison her Husband for his life insurance; although I don’t have all the details it apparently came about that her plot had been discovered by her Daughter Elizabeth Britland so Mary poisoned her 19 year old daughter and the Doctor who attended to Elizabeth put the death down to natural causes. This occurred in March 1886 and by 3rd May 1886 Mary Ann’s Husband Thomas Britland was also dead due to epilepsy; after each death Mrs Britland claimed on the life insurance of the victim. Mary Ann’s crimes would probably have gone completely undetected had she not poisoned her final victim, already a double murderer she took the life of her namesake Mary Dixon the wife of her lover Thomas Dixon; this crime was committed after an act of kindness by Mrs Dixon who invited Mary Ann to stay with them after the death of her daughter and husband.

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James Howe Mill

Following the death of Mary Dixon on the 14th May 1886 suspicions were raised and the poison bought by Mary Ann Britland previously was found by a pathologist in lethal quantities in the body of her final victim. Mary Ann Britland was arrested and tried on three counts of murder, following a two day trial Mary Ann was found guilty and sentenced to hang. On the 9th August 1886 Mary Ann Britland now a serial killer in modern terms was the first woman to be hanged in Strangeways Prison Manchester but even after being found guilty due to overwhelming evidence against her she still protested her innocence. The homes of the victims of these horrific crimes are no longer standing on Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne but our Trade Counter is located only yards from the places of these terrible events. Look out in future Newsletters for further snippets of local history around our location in Ashton under Lyne and please contact us for all your valves and pipeline requirements.


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Home of Mary Ann Britland

Ashton under Lyne for All Your Pipeline Requirements

Ashton under Lyne and Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd are synonymous with the town being our home for the last 28 years. For the many Tameside businesses that know us, we are key suppliers of all their valve and pipeline requirements, offering excellent Trade Counter and delivery services across the borough and beyond. Working with our own transport and a national carrier service, we can provide deliveries from across the entire UK Mainland on a next day basis (subject to stock availability and time of order), we can also deliver outside the UK Mainland and across the wider World if required. Whatever your pipeline requirements are, we are sure we can provide the level of service and product quality your business is looking for; for more information please visit our products page or contact our sales team today. To purchase online using Credit or Debit Card visit www.valvestubesfittings.com and however you deal with our business as a ISO 9001:2008 registered company we are your quality assured pipeline supplier from Ashton under Lyne and look forward to hearing from you. We thank you the Tameside Image Archive for their assistance in producing this Blog post.

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