Beeston Castle

Former royal castle built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, (1170–1232), on his return from the Fifth Crusade.

Hulme Hall

Former half-timbered manor house on the banks of the River Irwell in Manchester, demolished in about 1840.

Manchester Mummy

Mummified body of Hannah Beswick (1688–1758, a wealthy woman with a pathological fear of premature burial.

Mr. Brisher’s Treasure

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1899, a morality tale of greed and hypocrisy.

The Treasure in the Forest

Short story written by H. G. Wells and published in 1897, about the fate of two men who steal a treasure map from a Chinaman.