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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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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 20 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 153 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 299 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 391 days ago