Crime and Chaos In Victorian Penkridge - Paul Robinson

Crime and Chaos In Victorian Penkridge

By Paul Robinson

  • Release Date: 2017-07-14
  • Genre: History
  • Size: 381.82 KB

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Description

This collection of stories from nineteenth century Penkridge covers a diverse range of events, from drunken brawls to burglary, drownings, railway accidents, child neglect and animal cruelty. It includes surprising revelations about poverty and neglect in the village, tragic loss of life and a number of gruesome and unexplained deaths.

Read about the activities of the village fire-fighters and policemen, and how the local courts and workhouse dealt with those who wouldn't obey the law or couldn't look after themselves. Meet brazen fraudsters, runaway husbands, feuding families and the foul-mouthed fighting women of Penkridge past!

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