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Gloucestershire Crime History

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Historical bits and pieces about crime and punishment in Gloucestershire

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rural, southern England

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Four condemned prisoners escape from Gloucester Gaol, 1765

Gloucester Castle keep: the old county gaol. Based on an 1819 work, from W. Andrew, ‘Old English Towns’, published... • posted 96 days ago

A Carol Singer dies on Christmas Night: Forest of Dean, 1889

The Rose in Hand, Morse Lane. Copyright Stuart Wilding and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons License.   On Christmas... • posted 242 days ago

The Westgate Bridge Riots: Gloucester, 1827

Old postcard of Smirke’s Westgate Bridge, with steamboat passing under In 1806, an Act of Parliament was passed which facilitated... • posted 334 days ago

A Reporter’s Unpleasant Duty: Attending Executions at HM Prison Gloucester

Gloucester reporter E. Kendall Pearson, pictured in the Gloucester Journal, 23 Feb 1933. (British Newspaper Archive) In June... • posted 452 days ago