Police Bridewell sign

What’s a Bridewell?

I remember being in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the late 1980s when there was a local football derby match on ...
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Hand and Knife Silhouette

The Gateshead Ripper?

Most people will have heard of "Jack the Ripper", the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during ...
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St Johns Church Kirk Merrington

1683 – Murders at the Brass Farm

28th January 1683, Mr John Brass and his wife Margaret left their home to visit a neighbour for the evening ...
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Steam Train at full speed

The mysterious death of Florence Nightingale Shore

The death of Florence Nightingale Shore could have been straight from the pages of an Agatha Christie mystery. Yet, nearly ...
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Durham Cathedral

Sanctuary : Seeking the refuge of the Cathedral

During the Medieval Period (5th-15th Century) people who had committed a serious office would very often be facing death at ...
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Dark Angel - Mary Ann Cotton

Dark Angel – Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Robson was born in the colliery village of Low Moorsley in the County of Durham, (Now part of ...
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