Criminal Lives

Stories from the archives

Arthur Lockey

Criminal Lives: Arthur Lockey, white-collar crime, early 20th century (interwar period)

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Ethel Major

Criminal Lives: Ethel Major, convicted of poisoning, executed Hull Prison 1934

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One of mine (and quite probably @dchurchill01's) favourite sources on the @leedsparksstudy research project. The typography, in particular, is 🔥.

I got to write with Johnny Ilan! Our blog for the @BritSocCrim "Criminological postcards from London"#criminology #London

Ned Buntline's "The Mysteries of New York" (1848)
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William Connolly and his friend Harold Black worked together at Ogden's Imperial Tobacco in Anfield. They fought together and ultimately died together at Richebourg l'Avoue in France #OnThisDay 1915 #LivesOfWW1 #WW1

A strange noise proceeded from Mrs WEAVERS’ maid’s sleeping apartment. Observing the blankets were unusually protuberant, Mrs W. lifted them, when there burst upon her astonished vision, comfortably stowed beneath—a—a—gallant, gay lothario!” 🤭 Read on:

Remembering @WMPolice @brumpolice PWRC Leonard Arthur Mead, killed by enemy action while on duty during an air raid - aged 33, 17/5/1941

We are still trying to find a picture of Leonard if anyone can help


Stockings, lace and a muff: The reluctant haberdasher and the fashionable shoplifter

Are you a fan of Bagpuss? Don’t miss a free talk by Sandra Kerr, musician, singer, writer and creator of the music from Bagpuss. Saturday 7 July, 11am. Book your free ticket