Category Archives: Hangman

Last UK Executions – 50 years ago Today!


Eight was the hour on the morning of August 13th 1964. In two prisons in north-west England two cell doors were thrown open. The condemned men inside had their arms quickly strapped behind their backs and were then marched just … Continue reading

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Just Published my First Book on Amazon! Important Update!


After many many months of research and a full year writing my mission is complete! My first book is now published on Amazon- a dream come true! I was working to a deadline to complete this work. The very real events … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Three days to Launch! – The Trial


Hello again readers. Just a few days from my book being uploaded to Amazon. Herewith another blog about how the book was created and some of the resources I used…. In Victorian times criminals were tried in three types of … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Four Days to Launch…. The Inquisition


Hello again Readers Still doing some last minute work on my book including designing my book cover. If you want to create an e-book you will require a separate  cover. I am happy with mine and contracted my illustrator through … 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 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 2 ) First Draft


The Nottingham Journal carried a detailed account of the events of the week over three columns, with an initial editorial under the heading of Execution of Saville – Fearful Loss of Life Extraordinary and cold blooded atrocity in cutting the … Continue reading

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