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Beatrix Laing, witch

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Beatrix Layng, witch

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Beatrix Leslie

Scottish midwife executed in 1661 for using witchcraft to cause the collapse of a coal pit, killing two girls.


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Bedford Colliery

Colliery in Leigh sunk by John Speakman at Wood End Farm in the northeast part of Bedford in 1875

Bedford Colliery explosion

Explosion of firedamp on Friday 13 August 1886 which caused the deaths of 38 miners at Bedford No. 2 Pit in Leigh, on the Lancashire Coalfield.

Bedford Hall

Late-medieval house in Bedford, Leigh near the edge of Chat Moss.

Bedford, Leigh

Suburb of Leigh in Greater Manchester, one of the three ancient townships that merged in 1875 to form the town of Leigh.


Type of public house created in the United Kingdom by the 1830 Beerhouse Act, legally defined as a place “where beer is sold to be consumed on the premises”.

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.