Hanged at Liverpool
By (author) Steve Fielding
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Hanged at Liverpool by Steve Fielding
Book DescriptionOver the years the high walls of Liverpool's Walton Gaol have contained some of the most infamous criminals from the north of England. Taking over from the fearsome Kirkdale House of Correction as the main centre of execution for Liverpool and other parts of Lancashire and neighbouring counties, a total of sixty-two murderers paid the ultimate penalty here. The history of execution at Walton began with the hanging of an Oldham nurse in 1887, and over the next seventy years many infamous criminals took the short walk to the gallows here. They include Blackburn child killer Peter Griffiths, whose guilt was secured following a massive fingerprint operation; Liverpool's Sack Murderer George Ball; George Kelly, since cleared of the Cameo Cinema murders, as well as scores of forgotten criminals: soldiers, gangsters, cut-throat killers and many more. Steve Fielding has fully researched all these cases, and they are collected here in one volume for the first time. Infamous executioners also played a part in the gaol's history. James Berry of Bradford was the first to officiate here, followed in due course by the Billington family of Bolton, Rochdale barber John Ellis and three members of the well-known Pierrepoint family, whose names appeared on the official Home Office list for over half a century. In 1964 one of the last two executions in the county took place at Liverpool. Fully illustrated with photographs, new cuttings and engravings, "Hanged at Liverpool" is bound to appeal to anyone interested in the darker side of both Liverpool and the north of England's history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750947510
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hanged at Birmingham, Paperback (November 2009)
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Hanged at Manchester, Paperback (October 2008)
For years, the high walls of Manchester's Strangeways Prison have contained some of England's infamous criminals. This title features the cases of the criminals such as: Dr Buck Ruxton, who butchered his wife and maid; John Jackson, who escaped from Strangeways after murdering a prison warder; and, Chung Yi Miao, who strangled his wife to death.
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