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Saville’s Spinney is Go! 2 Days to Launch ! – The Execution


Hello again Readers Almost there now, just over 48 hours! This blog will be about a very important scene in my book – the very public execution of a condemned man. Once again the three Nottingham newspapers were a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Bones of Robin Hood found on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham?


Source: Rhead, Louis. (1857-1926) “Bold Robin Hood and His Outlaw Band: Their Famous Exploits in Sherwood Forest“. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1912 Interesting little snippet of news in today’s edition of the Nottingham Post……… “THE bones of legendary outlaw Robin … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 15 The Final Victim ( First Draft)


In late August a rumour circulated that there had been another death in Sneinton that was related to the Saville Hanging. The rumour was confirmed with the printing of newspapers on Friday August 23rd. Yet another inquest had taken place, … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 14 Aftermath


Sunday 18th August saw Minister William Lindwood return to his chapel at Mansfield to deliver, as promised, his highly popular sermon about the recent events in Nottingham. The venue, also known as the Old Meeting House was packed and again … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 3 ) First Draft


Copyright@ Mike Sheridan 2014 All  Rights Reserved Feelings were running high in Nottingham and the surrounding villages. A church service in Mansfield at the Unitarian Chapel proved so popular that hundreds were turned away, unable to obtain admittance. Inside the … 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 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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