The New Newgate Calendar

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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A Judge threatens to jail the Deputy Chief Constable: Gloucester Assizes, 1895

Mr Justice Cave was not in a good mood as he sat in the courtroom of Gloucester’s Shire Hall on the second morning... • posted 153 days ago

A Boisterous Bonfire Night in Tewkesbury, 1876

Advertisement in the Tewkesbury Register, 28 Oct 1876, for fireworks on sale at a business in Tewkesbury, which may not have... • posted 281 days ago

Gagged and Bound by a Mystery Man: Forest of Dean, 1930

A sketch of the incident on the front page of the Illustrated Police News, 30 January 1930. Image courtesy of the British... • posted 322 days ago

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 455 days ago