Please can you confirm the name of the book about Higgins, all
about his life. My mum seems to think it was called 'Night Errant',
or 'Highwayman Higgins'. She did have the book, from her sister
Beryl Hammond, of Knutsford but its gone missing.
Knutsford is a lovely place. my mum comes from there and I
was born there, all my relations live there, do you know of
the Craggs? They used to live in Smithy Cottage years ago?
I have been looking at your site, and see you recomend a book
by Reverend Henry Green called 'Knutsford: its History and Traditions'.
I wonder if you could tell me where I could buy the book?
answers: Greetings Sandra,
Edward Higgins' story has been told several times but the full
truth awaits for me to take up my pen, I think.
Right: Edward Higgins' house on
The story KNIGHT ERRANT is by RAYMOND FOXALL. It is a fictionalised
account. Out of print but if you are in the UK the library should
be able to find you a copy
Henry Green's history, too, is out of print but if you want
to send me your address I will photocopy the Higgins section.
I have forgotten the exact title but it has 'Outrages' in it
and is by Derek Yarwood. He did more up -to -date research on
Higgins so his is probably the best account to date.
Joan Leach - October 2001