Tag Archives: Murder

Murder on the Piccadilly Line

by Sheldon Gloucester Road Tube Station. The eastbound platform of the Piccadilly Line. You don’t know it, but you’re actually stepping into a crime scene. Being London, that’s hardly surprising. But the crime that happened here was inexplicable in the … Continue reading

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Gruesome Tales, This Thursday!

The scene that met the Policemen made them collectively shudder. Robert and Nathaniel Coombes were calmly playing cards downstairs. Their mother was nowhere to be seen. But she was in the house. Upstairs, lying in bed, actually. Murdered. Her face … Continue reading

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A Gangster’s Paradise

by Sheldon The people whose houses backed on to Chingford Mount Cemetery would be forgiven for thinking that the Resurrectionists had returned, early in the morning of the 15th of June 1934. Flickering torches slowly meandered their way through the darkness, … Continue reading

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Amongst the Stones of Leytonstone

by Sheldon Multiple stone eyes gazed heavenward as myself and Paul entered a mass of marble in Leytonstone, East London. The second part of a day trip which had firstly taken us to Chingford Mount (a forthcoming post), we decided to explore … Continue reading

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Murder, War & Gore: A Trip to the Long-Gone East End

by Sheldon Ticket alert! In two weeks time we’ll be kicking off our touring schedule for 2016 with our highly popular tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park! Opened as the last of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Cemeteries in 1841; Tower Hamlets … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of William Terriss

by Sheldon Frederick Lane had not slept well. As the understudy to one of the leading lights of the Victorian acting world, his mind was already jittered with nerves but this dream had shaken him badly. On Thursday 16th December … Continue reading

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City of London Cemetery and Crematorium

by Sheldon It was an October morning 1888 when an Elm Coffin left the City mortuary in Golden Lane. This was no ordinary Coffin: and this could be verified by the thousands of people who lined the route it meandered on … Continue reading

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