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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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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 12 Is it time? Part 2/2 ( First Draft)


The Police Watch-House on Long Row was utilised as a temporary morgue. By nightfall it contained eight dead bodies, which had been moved from a warehouse on High Pavement where they were first taken. All the victims were either young … 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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Saville Spinney’s Chapter 10 Standing Trial Part 1 (First Draft)


At precisely 12.30 pm on Thursday July 25th, The High Sheriff, Charles Paget Esq of Ruddington with his carriage and four, attended by the Under Sheriff William Enfield Esq. escorted by gentlemen and a cavalcade of javelinmen left the George … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 9 Locked Up – Part 2 ( First Draft)


By the end of a second full week in gaol, Saville was becoming accustomed to his new surroundings and his daily routine. His cell was sparsely furnished: apart from his hammock there was a box and small stool in the … Continue reading

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