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Strangeways prison, Manchester. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse inusing the Panopticon radial concept that was being employed all over Britain at the time. The new brick built prison stood on the site of the original Strangeways Park and Gardens, hence its name, and was able to house a 1, prisoners.
There are two imposing gatehouses and a central dodecagonal hall, with wings A to F radiating off from it. The feet high tower, which was used for heating and ventilation, has been a local landmark ever since it was built.
The T-shaped F wing is used to house the administration on ground floor with the prison chapel above. A plaque in the entrance commemorates the official opening on the 25th of June Strangeways also became the place of execution for Fighter - Nylon Beat - Nylon Moon area after the closure of Salford prison.
It initially had a purpose built execution shed in one of the yards, as this was the normal practice for private executions from up to around the end of World War I. The later 20th century condemned cell and execution room were situated at the end of 'B' wing in the central area.
Strangeways had a permanent gallows, one of the few English prisons to do so, up to the abolition of capital punishment. In total, there were hangings carried out within its walls, all in private. Twenty eight men and one woman Smart Es - Sesames Treet hanged there between andthe first being a young man of 20 named Michael Johnson, who was hanged by William Calcraft for murder on the 29th of March A further 71 people were executed at Strangeways in the 20th century - 68 men and three women.
In the latter part of this period, executions became quite rare - no one was to be hanged there between and James Smith was executed in that year and then one of the last two UK hangings of all was carried out at Strangeways at 8.
Peter Anthony Allen was hanged at the same moment in Liverpool's Walton prison for his part in the crime. Over You - Strangeways - And The Horse committed in the course of robbery was still a capital crime under the Homicide Act. There were four double hangings, all the rest being carried out individually.
William Calcraft officiated Over You - Strangeways - And The Horse the first three executions within the walls of Strangeways Michael Johnson plus Patrick Durr in December and Lake Of The Sun - The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble - Space Train Kennedy in December before William Marwood replaced him and introduced the long drop method.
The condemned block is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of one of the hangmen who officiated there. Staff on night duty have reported seeing a mysterious man in a dark suit carrying a small briefcase. He is always seen walking along 'B' wing from just outside the condemned cell towards the central control area.
When they try to follow this dark suited man, he vanishes just before the old iron staircase leading up to the main office. One wonders if this could be John Ellis who committed suicide in Some of the criminals who were hanged at Strangeways.
Over You - Strangeways - And The Horse and Thomas Britland had rented a house in Ashton-under-Lynewhich she liked very much, except for the fact that it was infested with mice. To eliminate these, she went to the chemists and bought packets of Harrison 's Vermin Killer. This contained both strychnine and arsenic and, therefore, Mary had to sign the poison register. Mary's first victim was to be her daughter Elizabeth in Marchher death being put down to natural causes by the attending doctor.
This was not unusual at the time as food hygiene standards were not very good and there were no refrigerators to preserve food. Her next victim was Thomas, her husband.
His death was diagnosed as epilepsy and again Mary claimed on his insurance. Mary had been having an affair with her neighbour, Thomas Dixon, and after her own husband's death, she was invited round to the Dixon 's house by his unsuspecting wife, also called Mary.
She was to become the next and last victim of this serial poisoner. The Over You - Strangeways - And The Horse deaths, all with their identical and somewhat unnatural symptoms, raised suspicion. Mary Britland was interviewed by the police in connection with Mary Dixon's death and her body was examined by a pathologist. It was found to contain a lethal quantity of the two poisons and Mary was immediately arrested.
She came to trial on Thursday, the 22nd, of July before Mr. Justice Cave at Manchester Assizes. Her defence was absence of motive - it was contended that the small insurance payouts were no compensation for the loss of her husband and daughter. It took the jury some time to convict her, although in the end they All The Pretty Little Horses - Current 93 - All The Pretty Little Horses. After she was sentenced, she declared to the court, "I am quite innocent, I am not guilty at all.
A young man called John Jackson, who had been a plumber by trade, was mortified when his teenage idol, Charles Peace, was hanged at Leeds ' Armley prison on the 25th of February After a session of heavy drinking in the pubs of Leedshe made up his mind to join the army.
He was convicted of horse stealing while serving with the army and was sentenced to six months in prison, which he began to serve at Wakefield prison and from which he managed to escape. He was recaptured and sent to Armley prison in Leeds from which he was released in the summer of He was soon breaking into houses and was to move to Manchester bywhere he was caught red-handed outside one of the properties.
He was sentenced to another six months - this time in Strangeways. His old plumbing skills were to come in useful when the matron of Strangeways smelt gas in her home. Jackson was taken to the house in charge of warder Webb on Tuesday, the 22nd of May After completing the repair, he hit Webb on the back of the head with a hammer fracturing his skull.
He stole Webb's boots and then escaped into the roof void from where he was able to remove the slates with the hammer murder weapon and get out onto the roof. He was thus able to escape from the matron's house and get down into the street.
On the run, he supported himself by housebreaking, as usual, before being finally caught in Bradford on the 2nd of Junewhere he gave himself up without a struggle and immediately confessed to the killing.
He was taken back to Manchester for trial. Jackson was described in a contemporary newspaper report as "a daring and adroit criminal, the recital of whose exploits caused wonder and consternation throughout the land,". Annes near Blackpool. She had been shot three times with a revolver. Holt's footprints, together with his Webley service revolver and bloodstained gloves, were found in the dunes. Holt, who had been her lover, was arrested and charged with her murder.
He was tried at Manchester Assizes between the 23rd and 27th of February before Mr. Justice Greer. His barrister, the famous Sir Edward Marshall Hall, tried to put forward a defence of insanity but this was rejected. The prosecution's case was that Holt had murdered Kitty for her substantial life insurance, having persuaded her to make him the sole beneficiary under her will. Holt appealed his death sentence and was, unusually, allowed to have new evidence submitted which showed that he had contracted syphilis in Malaya which might have unbalanced his mind.
Having been examined by Home Office psychiatrists, this was rejected and a new execution date set. Louie Calvert, 33, had criminal tendencies and was known to the police.
She battered and strangled her landlady, Mrs. Lily Waterhouse, who had confronted her over things that had gone missing from the house and had reported Louie to the police. In the condemned cell, she also admitted to the murder of a previous employer - John Frobisher - in Click here for the full story behind this case.
He was hanged at Strangeways on the 12th of May For a detailed account of this interesting case click here. Margaret Allen was a "butch" lesbian who dressed in men's clothes and preferred to be called "Bill. On the 28th of Augustshe battered Nancy Ellen Chadwick to death with a hammer. Chadwick was an elderly widow and had come to her door to Over You - Strangeways - And The Horse a cup of sugar. She had irritated Allen in various ways over the years. Allen readily confessed to the police saying, "I didn't do it for money, I was in one of my funny moods.
This was the first female execution in Britain for 12 years and only the third at Strangeways. The fastest execution on record took place at Strangeways on the 8th of May Albert Pierrepoint, assisted by Sid Dernly, had to almost run with James Inglis from the condemned cell to the gallows. Just seven seconds later his lifeless body was dangling in the cell below.
Inglis had been convicted of the murder of 50 year old Alice Morgan, whom he had battered and strangled to death. Alice was a prostitute and she and Inglis quarrelled over her payment, having spent some time drinking together before she took him home for sex.
The following day, he nearly killed his landlady. He confessed immediately when he was interviewed by the police. At his trial, the defence of insanity was put forward but rejected by the jury. He was thus sentenced to death by Mr.
Justice Ormerod on the 20th of April and hanged three weeks later, as he had no wish to appeal his sentence. Sid Dernley recalls in his memoirs that Inglis tried to help Pierrepoint pinion his arms and was smiling when they entered the condemned cell.
The fourth Games Females Play - Various - Hip Hop Fever last woman to be executed at Strangeways was 46 year old Louisa May Merrifield who had been convicted of poisoning Mrs. Sarah Ricketts. Sarah Ricketts was a 79 year old, bedridden widow who lived in Blackpool. She had hired Louisa and her husband Alfred to look after her in March Over You - Strangeways - And The Horse soon made a new will leaving her bungalow to Louisa.
Ricketts had some rather strange dietary habits. Apparently, she was very fond of very sweet jams which she ate directly from the jar by the spoonful, washed down with rum or a bottle of stout. Louisa, having got the will made in her favour, capitalised on these peculiar habits by adding Rodine, a phosphorus based rat poison, to the jam.
Ricketts' death was considered suspicious and so a post-mortem was carried out which quickly revealed the presence of the poison.
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