A DOMESTIC abuse victim was remembered during an annual walk to an historic site.

Ellen Strange was killed 258 years ago on the hills surrounding Ramsbottom.

During the fourth annual memorial walk last Sunday, about 70 people of all ages climbed to a remote spot on Holcombe Moor, where Ellen Strange is said to have been strangled and bludgeoned by her husband, John Broadley.

Wreaths and garlands were laid, and a series of speeches were given.

Each year the walk raises awareness of domestic violence and of the work of organisations, such as Bolton-based Endeavour Project, that are enabling individuals to escape from abuse.

Endeavour supports women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse in the North West by caring for pets while women are in refuges, among other ways of helping.

Bolton councillor Martin McMulkin, who represents Crompton ward, said: "Hearing the names of the 119 victims of domestic violence in 2018 was harrowing but the tremendous work organisations such as Endeavour do to enable individuals to escape from abuse and build themselves a brighter future was uplifting."