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


 As the new week started on Monday 12th August yet another Coroner’s Inquisition began. Shire Hall was busy once more with many witnesses called and their depositions recorded. A jury was sworn in and the Coroner sought an explanation for … Continue reading

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


The street outside Shire Hall was completely full of people. Many had been waiting since dawn. A large group of women had taken a position in the nearby St Mary’s graveyard and had been there since the early hours; their … 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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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 7 The Inquisition Concludes (First Draft)


At precisely half past ten on Tuesday morning, Christopher Swann flanked by two magistrates, marched into the court room at County Hall and took his seat. All present rose to their feet and the room was plunged into a temporary … Continue reading

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