Monthly Archives: December 2013

The End of the World is Nigh! Or is it?


Hello again readers. Christmas 2013 is nearly over. The turkeys have been consumed, presents opened and enjoyed and Santa is safely back at the North Pole ! Christmas celebrations are about to give way to  those for the impending new year. … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 11 The Last Days ( First Draft)


Upon being removed from the dock and entering the room below, Saville placed his hand to his neck to intimate he was to be hanged and made a squeaking noise in bravado. He would not be returning to his old … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past


Hello again readers and may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas 2013. It is the afternoon of Christmas Eve and all is now calm. The Christmas shopping is over, topped up by quite literally last minute shopping at … Continue reading

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19th Century Seven Dials: There’s Nowhere Better to set a Murder


Something else really important about Seven Dials. It was where the execution broadsheets first came from detailing accounts of executions in London and the trade started in the 17th century. Used by ballad sellers these accounts were usually set in … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 10 Standing Trial Part 4 ( First Draft)


Two new witnesses appeared briefly in the box. John Fox, a constable and John Freeman, father of Henry Freeman were sworn in and then both asked questions concerning the testimony of Henry Freeman. John Fox agreed that Henry Freeman had … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 10 Standing Trial Part 3 ( First Draft)


The next witness called to the box was Samuel Wilkinson who was an Inspector with the Nottingham Police. He explained how he came to meet then arrest the prisoner. “There was a great disturbance in Wood Street in consequence of … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney – Chapter 10 Standing Trial – Part 2 ( first draft)


Saturday morning saw Nottingham much busier than normal. Traders were out and about as usual setting up their stalls in the Market Square in front of the Exchange. They were joined briefly by huge crowds who had come to witness … Continue reading

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