Please note due to the outbreak of Covid-19 our Bookshop is currently closed to protect both our staff and our customers. Our site will begin taking orders when our Bookshop re-opens. We will post details of our re-opening day as and when this is known. Please note that we are also part of Pen & Sword Books who publish a large selection of local titles alongside their Military History Publications. If it is a local publication you want you can try their website at: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
More Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Barnsley
More Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Barnsley Category: Local History (Non-Fiction) Format: Paperback Author: Geoffrey Howse Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd Publication Date: Saturday 9th July 2016 ISBN: 9781845630867 Pages: 176

In his second book in the Foul Deeds series relating to Barnsley and its neighbourhood Geoffrey Howse continues to uncover aspects of the area's darker and more sinister past. Many districts not covered in the first volume are included here. Read about the shooting of Lord Wharncliffe's head gamekeeper at Pilley, in 1867, the capture of the killers and the sensational trial; also about the murder of William Swann in Wombwell by his wife, Emily and John Gallagher, both hanged in 1903. Other features included the case of a Polish resident, Wilhelm Lubina, executed at Leeds in 1953 for murdering Charlotte Bell in Barnsley. A rich and compelling miscellany of local misdemeanour from Victorian and Edwardian times are recounted too: robbery at Thurlstone, violent assault at Worsbrough and Hoyland Swaine, highway robbery at Gawber, theft at Hoyland and Elsecar, attempted wife murder at Thurgoland, poaching at Cudworth. There is also the unusual case of manslaughter against Maria Cooper, killed with others in a fireworks explosion in Barnsley. An absorbing read and source of reference for anyone interested in local social and criminal history.

£12.99

Submit Review

Have you read this book? Would you like to write a review of your own? Simply sign in or register and then, once you’re signed in, fill in the form on this page to submit your review! Reviews are published on the website once they’ve been checked by our moderators.

You Might Also Like...

Local History Books Now Available From Pen & Sword Books