A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire

A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire is a day by day catalogue of ghastly tales dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries Full of torment and torture heinous homicides and cataclysms of nature

  • Title: A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire
  • Author: Roger Long
  • ISBN: 9780752456775
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire is a day by day catalogue of ghastly tales dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries Full of torment and torture, heinous homicides, and cataclysms of nature, these pages contain multiple murders, horrendous hauntings, and audacious thefts Have you heard the story of the pub landlord who attempted to end it all by leaping down hiA Grim Almanac of Old Berkshire is a day by day catalogue of ghastly tales dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries Full of torment and torture, heinous homicides, and cataclysms of nature, these pages contain multiple murders, horrendous hauntings, and audacious thefts Have you heard the story of the pub landlord who attempted to end it all by leaping down his own well All he achieved was a broken ankle Also featured here are the Watchfield farmer who tried to turn his wife into cooking fat, the family who charged people to view their relative s decapitated body, and the violent poltergeist activity that took place at the old forge at Finchampstead and made national news headlines in 1926 This compilation of grim deeds contains a veritable plethora of poisonings, assaults, drownings, kidnappings, suicides, and disasters If you have ever wondered about what nasty goings on occurred in the Berkshire of yesteryear, then look no further it s all here But do you have the stomach for it

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    1. This book gives us a gristly event that happened in old Berkshire, every day of the year. Who knew we lived in such a horrible county! This book is very interesting with lots of nasty local history. If you live or have ever lived in Berkshire, you will recognise quite a few places mentioned. As a Sandhurst resident, I'm slightly concerned about the amount of people who managed to escape Broadmoor Hospital which is it's now politically correct name, it's old one being Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic A [...]

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