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In 1844 the parish of St John the Baptist was formed. The year after, a parish hall was erected on the southern side of Goulburn Street. This served as... read more »
(Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post. -ed.) On this date in 1844, Eliza Joyce was hanged on the roof of Cobb Hall at Lincoln... read more »
Ripper Street series three, Whitechapel Terminus BBC 1, Friday 31st July 2015 It seemed likely that a third series of Ripper Street might ‘jump the... read more »
Fourteen-year-old John Bell was hanged at Maidstone Prison on this date in 1831, for slashing the throat of a 13-year-old chum near Rochester in order... read more »
300 years ago today, on 1 August 1715, the Riot Act came into force. Introduced as a response to a series of civil disturbances that had taken place across... read more »