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Leicester History and Expats / Murder on Elm Street
« Last post by Wyvernian on 19:48:23, 30/12/18 »
Hello all and season's greetings.
I wonder if anyone can help me with something that I've been trying to research for some years. Back in the 60's or possibly very early 70's, there was a murder on Elm Street, where my grandparents lived.
Elm Street is long gone, but used to be adjacent to Forest Road, along with Oak and Ash Street.
I'm guessing l was around ten years old and I used to spend the weekdays of school holidays with my grandparents, as both my mum and dad worked full time. When l arrived one morning I vividly remember that bloodstains on the pavement had been covered with dustbin lids. There was talk of a drunken fight, and of a Scotsman being involved. I'm not sure if he was the victim or the killer, or indeed whether it wasn't simply gossip. Apparently the victim had been stabbed.
My grandparents didn't really say much in answer to my questions. In those days terraced streets were still very tight knit communities and very judgemental. I imagine the "respectable" folk of the street preferred to sweep it under the carpet.
To be honest, l soon lost interest. I had a lot of friends around there and we had plenty to keep us occupied. It's only as I've become older that I've become curious. Murders didn't seem so commonplace then, but I can't seem to find anything about it.
Any help most appreciated.
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Leicester Chat / Festive greetings
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 19:41:10, 23/12/18 »
Hi all forum...I've been on this for some time and gained some valuable information in relation to my search for Steve Kelly who worked at the Bell Hotel. Sadly I come to the end of another year without being successful however my search continues.
I'd like to thank those of you who have assisted on the way and offered me hope.
I wish you all a merry Christmas and the best for 2019!!
Keep posting!!!
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General Chat / Re: do you like the boxing??
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 19:33:30, 23/12/18 »
I do love boxing...however I always think about the barbaric side!a mirror image historically of a captivated audience watching 2 people fighting for pleasure...things don't really change...they just appear in a different way.
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General Chat / Re: do you like the boxing??
« Last post by alamal1 on 05:28:59, 19/12/18 »
I love boxing. It is my passion. أحدث السيارات في دبي
 
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General Chat / Jobee
« Last post by bish79 on 21:53:25, 13/11/18 »
Hi All.


I am John Bishop's Son, Brad.


Just thought i would let you all know that my dad passed away peacefully on 05/11/2018.


I know a few of you would have read some of his poems and chatted with him briefly...


If you knew my dad personally, or just want to pay your respects, you can do so by either attending the Funeral or Wake.
Gilroes Crematorium 30/11/2018 at 16:00 followed by a wake at Newfoundpool wmc 17:00 onwards.


Regards


Brad :'(
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Hi
     The plane was a Wellington bomber.It was a fabric covered so a fire could have burnt away fabric effecting control.
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HI
    A little more details of the crew please note the spelling of the names ,

   
 F/Sgt. Roger W. Bagley, 1237237 (Pilot) of Cannock, Staffs.
 Sgt. Richard A. Owens, 1410618 (Nav) of Llanvair Kilgeddin, Wales
 Sgt. George A. Long, R/156117, RCAF, (A/Bom) of Toronto, Ontario
 Sgt. Ronald W.B. Pimm, 656841 (WOP/AG) of Walworth, London
 Sgt. John J. Davidge 1803836 (AG) of Dagenham, Essex
   
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HI

 The date and the location does not match but I wondering if this is the one.

   The plane was a Wellington X9638 it toke off Castle Donington on 07/08/43 .The book command losses Volume 7 gives the information below.


     " T/o 0137 Castle Donington for a night detail during which the No.2 cylinder barrel on the port engine fractured.This led to the unit catching fire and sending the Wellington down to crash 0203 near the airfield. "

      The crew was 
                           F/S  R W Bagley
                           Sgt  R A Owens
                           Sgt  G A  Long  RCAF
                           Sgt  D W B Pimm
                           Sgt  J J Davidge

       Sgt Long RCAF rests in Oxford ( Botley ) Cemetery ,Sgt Davidge lies in Burton-on-the-Wolds Cemetery , the others were claimed by the relatives.
                           
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    Any known if this book will be put in to print ?
    I got this answer from the people at were going to print it Halsgrove Publishing.
    " Unfortunately we never published Austin Ruddy’s followup book -  I have looked on amazom and can find no mention of it so assume it was never printed.  I have spoken to our Commissioning Editors and there are no plans to print it in the immediate future.

 
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Leicester History and Expats / Re: Daniel Lambert 1770-1809
« Last post by timwalker on 14:31:55, 22/10/18 »
Roger


Sorry to have missed you in Stamford... could you possibly try contacting me again as I don't have any details for you.


Thank you.


Tim
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