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On This Day in 1934; The last British hanging witnessed by a journalist.


When Frederick Parker and Albert Probert mounted the gallows at Wandsworth Prison, they died never knowing they’d taken a singular place in Britain’s chronicles of crime. Theirs would be last execution in British prison to be witnessed by a gentleman (or lady) of the…

Doctor George Henry Lamson, the ‘Sleight of Hand Poisoner’; Not as clever as he thought.


All in all, a sorry fate for a man who'[d once shown such promise.

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