Monthly Archives: September 2013

Saville’s Spinney Chapter 6 The Inquisition Resumes Part 1 (First Draft)


On Monday 27th May   the roads and lanes leading to Nottingham were unusually busy. Crowds of people were making their way towards High Pavement, location of Shire Hall, also known as County Hall. It was located in one of the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney – Chapter 5 Black and White, no shades of Grey (First Draft)


News of the savage murders at Colwick had first spread from house to house on Wednesday afternoon in the village that lay close to the spinney. By Thursday morning the news was spreading from street to street in the nearby … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 4 The Inquisition Begins Part 3 of 3 (First Draft)


The next witness was young John Savidge. Having been sworn in his deposition was taken down. “I am turned fourteen, I am in the service of Mr. Stanley of Colwick”. He then explained how he came to be near the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 4 The Inquisition Begins Part 2 (First Draft)


Continued……. Parr could both read and write. He also possessed an excellent memory and started by explaining how he had been first made aware of the tragedy.  “I was called first by the son of Swinscoe about half past twelve … Continue reading

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