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Baker were both still teaching at Whittingham, and as already mentioned both very good teachers, but we lost them upon moving to the new school, there was also Mr. New Art , Mr. Walthamstow, the top end. Hello Daniel, I would just like to take the time to thank you for all the hard work you put in maintaining this wonderful site.

My sincere thanks for your kind words and for you season greetings. Love your web site - what a lot of work! Oh, by the way, have any knowledge of the Valley Ramblers Skiffle group I played tea chest. Rangers was a local football club which ran many teams of various age-groups and competed in leagues and cups far and wide.

I was and still am hugely proud to have played for two of the teams. Below is the oldest newsletter that I have. My name appears at the bottom right. The following season I had moved-up to the under fifteen side. However, in late Oct, , I was required to play in goal! Illness and injury had decimated the team and it was all hands to the pumps. Ten men and me in goal and we won! There must be some more Rangers memories out there. I'd love to hear 'em.

Eric went on to play for Dulwich Hamlet in the Isthmian League. If Eric is reading this, please get in touch and I'll return these precious gems to you. We lost touch and I've had no way of contacting you. The photo shows all girls, so it should be easy to trace the school as all the local schools in Walthamstow were Co-ed schools i. Good luck with your quest. Be prepared for a shock when you get there in June, as things have changed a bit since I departed in I live in Perth WA now and will probably never return to the UK despite having a son and family over there.

Hello Janet, Thank you for your e-mail. I have posted another poor quality picture on here, not sure where it was taken though. I must agree with you, the first thing I noticed when we left the train at Basle I think was a very large cigarette machine, that had what seemed to be hundreds of different brands. During the stay I must have tried nearly every type of menthol well we were in the snow covered mountains, and you know the advert 'cool as a mountain stream' cigarette they sold.

Plus some very foul tasting bottles of Chianti!! Of course I brought back the obligatory cuckoo clock, and a walking stick that you nailed little metal badges on, to prove you had been to all those different Swiss places. One thing I seem to recall is some type of fruit trees that grew along the road side, and we picked the fruit and washed them in icy cold water from a pump , absolutely gorgeous, but for the life of me I cannot remember what the fruit was, any ideas?

Click to enlarge in new window. Hello Phillip, I'm not sure we were on the same trip, I have a feeling that I was 14 at the time, so that would have made it Definitely Mr Macintosh was the main organizer, I think he did all those trips in the late 50s and early 60s. The journey sounds very familiar also, we left Calais at about 6pm and arrived at Basle I think, or it could have been Berne at 6.

Most interesting journey though, the impression those hard wooden seats leave is very long lasting!! Here is another very poor quality photo, probably taken from the hotel:. And this is the camera that was used, of course mine had a nice crack built into the casing at no extra cost!! I had a part-time evening job as a barman there from 67 to I worked there for the extra cash but also because I could listen to all of the great up and coming bands for free!

I have loads of wonderful memories of the old Blues Club - held on a Monday night. Hi Keith, Re your picture of the hotel in Interlaken. I remember going up the Jungfrau mountain in the cable chair with my friend, we refused the big coats as it was quite warm at the bottom but boy were we sorry by the time we got to the top, freezing.

You could buy all different flavoured cigarettes in the local town without the teachers knowing of course and my friend and I smoked a chocolate flavoured one on the way down. The hotel looks exactly the same as it did then and your post brings back great memories. Hi, A small mistake John: Tony Smith lived in St. Andrews road - as it was then called - and Jim lived in Carlton road.

My mum and I have been doing a bit of family research and I have come across your website which is very informative and helpful! I am trying to trace my mum and aunty's war evacuation records which require a junior primary school? My mum's memory is not very good and my Aunty who was sharp as a tack unfortunately has passed away.

In photo 56 of your gallery there stands out a girl who is the spitting image of my mum although she says she thinks it's her sister. I was wondering if it is possible to trace this photo and perhaps get the name of the school and the year the photograph was taken. The only clue to who holds the photo is 'mums school' on the top left hand corner. Any information would be great — I am heading to London in July Although I will only be in London for a short time this time, I would very much like to continue my mums journey and gather as much information as possible before she too passes.

Unfortunately, I cannot trace the source of the picture, probably sent in before This pool has many memories for me, as this is where I went swimming with my children and where they undertook their, various swimming and lifesaving badges and where in recent years my wife exercises swimming in lane in a self determined half hour session.

Now that it has closed, pending Council agreement on its future development, it is the appropriate time for this piece. I have sent you a private reply. I think that they are either members of a Freemason Lodge or of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, who seem to be a working class version of the Masons.

I'm running a project called From Poland to Waltham Forest , which explores the history of Polish migration to the area. We've been researching archives and collecting oral histories for some months now, but some how completely missed this amazing website!

I'd like to put an appeal out to anyone else who might have something they'd like to share with us. If anyone has any memories of him they'd like to share, get in touch. Also looking for anyone who worked at the Lebus factory. I know it employed lots of Polish migrants - perhaps you worked with some or are related to one. Or maybe you are of Polish heritage and have some great stories you'd like to share about your grand parents or great grandparents, and what they contributed to Waltham Forest.

Finally, we're looking for anyone who might know June or Brenda Buritsky. They were the daughters of Henry Buritsky. Henry has become a key feature of the project, but we've still to find out what happened to his children.

I'd loved to know if they were still in the area. All stories and other materials we collect are being used as part of an exhibition, which will take place during next year's E17 Art Trail hopefully at Vestry House Museum.

They will also be preserved on a website, which will launch next spring and hopefully become a rich educational resource for future generations to learn about this important part of local history. I joined Hitchman's Dairies as a trainee book-keeper in It was such a joy to watch this work done. I only wish I could remember the name of the painter. The photograph shows two people whom I do remember the names.

I would love to find out who the other men are, the faces I do remember but not the names. There was a lovely bakers in Hainault Road where I would buy a ham or cheese roll as a special treat. Work as a book-Keeper in those days needed brain and brawn. The ledgers seemed to weigh a ton and had to lifted on and off the shelves many times during the day. By the late 's we changed over to loose leaf ledgers.

Much easier but not nearly as satisfying. Click on image to enlarge. Hi, again, Daniel, Here are two more street views of Nicholson Road. These were both taken between about , I think. The first below was taken with the camera in the front doorway of our house — number eight — looking out into the road.

The lad at the gate is my brother Tony. In the background is the eastern side of the road from number one on the left to number five on the right.

This next picture below probably dates from much the same period. It was taken in the small front garden of our house at number eight. The camera is pointed looking southward.

The few house-fronts captured on the extreme right are Nicholson Road numbers ten to fourteen — which is where the road ended. Beyond the brick wall which is still there was the railway embankment sloping down to the old Blackhorse Road, British Rail Station. The station was moved a few hundred yards further west many years ago.

Today she has sent me your article and it brought back so many memories. I am just about to celebrate my 84th Birthday. I was in Walthamstow for the whole war, Bombed out of Gaywood Road when the landmine landed just opposite the gates of Lloyds Park. One of your contributors spoke of cycling passed on his way to school and another sent photographs of The George Gascoigne School.

I went to that school all through the war. The view is from the camera to subject roughly south to north. The road passing left-to-right at the top of the photo is Forest Road. The house in Forest Road with the large lintel and door-frame top right in photo is number The Nicholson Road houses on the left are numbers two and four. Kevin lived in Forest road in the very corner house that you can see on the left, beyond the long wall and parked cars.

The rear bedroom-window was that of his sister Helen. Billy lived with his mum and dad at number six — next-door to us. The smaller fella shading his eyes was named Martin.

He lived on the opposite side of the road at number nine or eleven, I think. The road and much of the surrounding housing on Forest Road was demolished in the late sixties. Nicholson Court now stands almost exactly where the road once did. Hiya, having enjoyed WM for quite a while now I'd like to subscribe to the newsletter, please. Also, I have some old photographs of my life and family in Walthamstow. I have some snaps of my family home in Nicholson Road from the mid-sixties.

The road was completely demolished in about and I'd like to upload and share a few photos which show the back gardens - which abutted the Rael-Brook factory - along with a couple of street views. If you'd be interested to see them I'll be delighted to forward them. About 12 years ago I returned to the site of the old road and took pictures of the wall that remains as the only reminder to my back-garden and the old factory.

Then and now, so to speak. Hi I was at William Elliott Whittingham and in the photograph second row down on extreme left: I am 79 years old now living in Suffolk. Happy if anyone wants to reply I was born in Walthamstow in to Sidney and Joyce Williams. His brother was David and his sister was Thelma.

My family returned to England in and purchased a fish shop in Harlow, Essex. I cleaned and peeled potatoes much as you did and also have memories of Billingsgate fish market. We returned to the States in , moving to California. My father passed away in In there last years the two of them reunited and enjoyed occasional trips to Cuba together. I live in San Francisco with my wife of 40 years, Michele.

We have three children Evan, Beth and Kate and a granddaughter, Evelyn. I have had a wonderful life in the states and attribute the small success that I have to the work ethic demonstrated by my father, learned from his father and cultivated in Walthamstow.

I learned quite a lot about David and Mary from your posting. Please pass this on to anyone that might be interested. Hi Keith, Yes I remember the Interlaken trip I was one I of the senior party who had actually left McGuffie in that summer but had been allowed to go because we had good exam results. There was I believe 8 of us seniors and I'am afraid we did not mix that much with the younger ones we were mainly left to our own devices except for trips, on the lake, to the open air swimming pool, and up the Jungfrau mountain.

The trip was organised by Mr. Macintosh who was our geography teacher. Have a few photos somewhere not very good taken on a Kodak Brownie will try and find them and post on site. It was a real eye opener as it was first time abroad for most of us a long and tireing journey with a rough ferry crossing and long train journey across France into Switzerland about 24 hours I think didn't seem so long coming home though.

His parents at that time lived in Folkestone Road, and much later Tony and my sister also lived there.

I have no recollection of the pigeon loft though, but then I only knew the James's from onwards, so if we are talking about the same people, it is possible the pigeon loft had long been removed from their very large garden in Folkestone Road. Hi Keith You say your brother in laws name was James. Well, I knew Tony James very well: I also knew his parents his father had a big pigeon Loft at the end of the garden, I think the Army took for the war.

Hello Georgie, Thank you for your Email. I accept that I made a few minor errors, but I had asked for your comments before publication. I accept that I have made a single spelling mistake ie: I must point out that it was in an attempt to obviate this situation that I asked for your comments before publication.

I would also point out that I have corrected your error in stating that Ben Brunton married Mabel Flowerdew and I have identified the woman that he actually married. I will copy these Emails to Daniel Quinn, the Walthamstow Memories site administrator and ask him to publish the following corrections saying:. You wrote to me: Please correct the following immediately: Edward Benjamin Durnford Brunton was my first cousin, twice removed. His mother was Kathleen Brabazon Durnford. She was the daughter of Arthur Gifford Durnford, rector at St.

May I kindly just point out that Bill Bayliss is not a professional genealogist although he has always proven to have exceptional skills in the field and that he provides assistance to our visitors for free, in spite of the many hours he generously spends in carrying out researches.

I feel that we should all be deeply grateful for his honest and invaluable cooperation. I am trying to construct a family tree, but I have come to a halt covering through to and I wondered whether you might be able to help me with precise birth dates, eg as follows: I received a letter from Combat Stress thanking me for my donation to the charity, and the following was outlined to me.

There is concern mounting in the charity about the amount of referrals that they are now receiving. We expect the increase in referrals to continue any donations will help to ensure that once the conflict is over veterans will not be forgotten. Perhaps readers of Walthamstow Memories would like to donate to this worthwhile cause and organisation for these men and women the war is still continuing: Hi, sorry I'm a bit disappointed that the Kilkenny youth club hasn't been recognised, but thanks for looking for me.

I do remember going there at least 3 times a week. My friends that I use to go with are Maureen Holiday that's her married name , Tony Smith , Peter Lake , they are the only name's that I can remember at the moment. I really enjoy reading all your different letters, so prehaps someone will recognise my name, Janet Perry.

Please someone recognise me, so I can relive my memories with you. Hello Mick, Yes that steep hill is the reason for the very poor quality photos as well as my poor photographic skills of course , early in the holiday a few friends and I decided to run down that hill Result being my camera struck the ground and cracked the casing, hence every picture taken was ruined by light getting in. I also recall the Blue Lake at Kandersteg, I seem to remember that the boat we went on had a glass bottom, and the water was so clear you could see right down to the bottom of the lake, and all the fish that were swimming around therein.

I went on a chairlift there I still have nightmares! We went up three stages, I think it was the Jungfrau we were ascending, by the time we reached the third stage and alighted I was never more glad to get my feet back on to terra firma than on that day.

Here is another picture of part of the hotel, it seems it had a separate restaurant from the main building. I cannot recall that fact, maybe you do though. Or possibly it is of a different place near the hotel. Hello Michael, I am no expert on the subject but looking at your photograph I notice the person third from the left in the middle row is wearing a set of cuffs over his jacket and one clearly shows a pentagram on it. The pentagram is a symbol that is often associated with Masonic regalia.

Unless someone else is able to positively identify the regalia this might be an avenue for investigation. Keith, I certainly remember this hotel and the steep hill we had to climb from Interlaken to get to it. We also used to take walks to the nearby village of Wilderwil. We certainly did a lot on that trip and i remember going to the Blue Lake on a boat trip where if you dipped you hand in the water, fish would rise to see if you had food. Epping Forest has always been very important to the history of Walthamstow and for many people living in the nearby forest villages, it was part of their livelihood.

This [ read it here ] is a story about a tragic incident in the forest in Walthamstow that happened years ago. Two that I definitely remember are Bobby Stevens and Yvonne Baker both of whom I gather went on to greater things in the world of table tennis and were showing every sign of doing just that when I was summoned by the Royal Air Force on January 25th, , to do my two year stretch of National Service thus leaving them at Saint Marks on the road to glory.

My road led me to Canada for flying training and I liked it enough to return in and have lived there ever since. Yvonne, I later heard, died tragically in a hotel fire. In the days when Bobby, Yvonne and I were bashing table tennis balls around together I somehow was entrusted with the keys to the club under those arches.

The three of us-and there was likely a fourth-would go to the club on Sunday mornings early to get in some practice while there was nobody else competing for the tables and that is probably how we all got so good-just ask us! Allan, I do remember the nice, motherly lady who ran the little snack bar in the corner-Tingy I think you said was her name-and the blackboard attached to it where we put our names down for our turns at the TT tables.

A lot of fiddling went on there! Thanks for the memories! I will now go into silent mode but first let me tell you for the benefit of such as may give a hoot that I lived from to at 22 Lloyd Road just below what we called Billy Bennett's field. In those days about one half of adjoining Cornwallis Road and Courtney Road had been taken out by a land mine and on November 20th,, a V2 took out Blackhorse Road between them and sent me to Connaught Hospital.

Nothing, of course, to do with table tennis. I lived in Bridge End for a time in the early sixties. I, with my brother, had come from Ireland and we lodged with the Collins family at number 82 and they were among the finest people I have ever met, but that is a story on its own.

Other families included The Hooker family and The Ayres family. My experience of Walthamstow and it's people was, and still is, heartwarming and never to be forgotten! Yes that definitely used to be the location of the registry office. I think the Grove Road location is far better. I went to William Morris Central School from to I am surprised to find that there is no information provided relating to that period on your site.

Being in my 80s there is little time left before these memories are lost. Amongst these factories were: My timing for writing this piece is because the building is now being renovated and developed. It was on the left hand side as you walked towards the high street. Can't say if it was true, as I only had a gold fish…. Hi Daniel, I love your page I was not born in Walthamstow but have great fond memories of it. I lived there while I trained as a nurse in Whipps Cross from to Currently I run the Trained at Whipps Cross facebook page.

I would welcome any photos from anyone who trained at Whipps Cross, as I presume that some people never moved on. If you could request them I would be ever so grateful. Dear Daniel Hope that you are both well I attach a piece here from Alan [ Fox on the Run ], I think it is more of a letter than an article, but see what you think anyway. We are looking for anyone who has information on the Gates family who lived in Canning Road.

We know it was quite a large family, Reginald, Stanley and, we think, Mary but I am trying to find the rest of the family names at the moment. We know Reginald had a daughter called Yvonne, who we managed to trace but she unfortunately passed away a few years ago.

We think there were 8 in the family who lived in the Canning Road or around that area. We are trying to trace family members as we lost touch with them during the war. When I can find the names of the other family members I will list them. Hitchman's Daries in Hainault Road, Leytonstone.

Firstly I have 'enrolled' in a website I thought was yours. Anyway, am now on your site, but have one big problem: I cannot read any entries on your pages Now I'm not majorly computer savvy, can I do something my end to enable me to read it?

I occasionally get a visitor reporting the "blue on blue" problem: I suspect this happens with older versions of Internet Explorer i. Version 6 and below. I shall see if I can do something about it, but in the mean time you might try selecting the text with your mouse, which, highlighting it, should make it readable As for posting your entry Grandad was a Carman horses on the council.

My Mother was born in that cottage. Bug hutches, my Grandad used to call them as the horse hair and plaster rendering on the walls led to infestations of cockroaches and similar. It was not unusual to have to have these houses fumigated.

All very different now, and Eden Grove seems like a very nice place to be living. As a child, I remember Walthamstow as a very nice place to live, Sundays were very quiet then, friends and I would walk down Higham Hill from where we then lived, along Winns Avenue and on to the Town Hall pond where we would float our little boats.

Never any trouble, just nice. Lloyds Park was a delight, no-one ever got shot or stabbed that I knew of! How many people now remember the Kursaal Flyer, up from Southend, to take part in the annual Carnival? Louis Blues at the same time. There have certainly been massive changes here since those times, many not to my liking, and lots of people have moved away from the area. When I speak to old friends they have seemed surprised that I still live here, and in fact we were on the point of moving out ourselves last year.

He was dead right though, and I began to see that many people did now indeed see the old borough as a desirable place to live once more. Eventually we took our house off the market as we could not find anywhere that ticked all the boxes, so we are staying where we are, for now, anyway. We both like going up town, and the Codgers Pass is very useful! Kathleen and my great-grandmother, Georgiana Durnford Griffenhoofe, were sisters. Ben was born , and died ca 13 Nov.

He was a 2nd Lt. I first wanted to know his Walthamstow connection and I also thought that it would be nice if his great niece knew where he had died so I did a little research. I was able to learn a bit about his family and the battle at which he had died. This told me about his regiment and it was at this point that I had a big surprise. Hi Daniel, This photo was taken in Walthamstow around Could any of your readers identify the regalia being worn. Even better, can anybody recognise anybody in the photo.

I have a family member in the back row, but know nothing about it I had wanted to post his photo before Nov. Essentially, I did a lot of genealogical work in identifying the family members of a number of people who were listed on their own and gave the information to the site owners.

What we must remember is that these sites, like our own Walthamstow Memories site are not corporate sites, but are created and run by individuals who spend a lot of time And often money to keep them up and running. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, they are not able to update them or continue with the work. Nevertheless, the information that they have provided is often very important for us and for future generations. After reading your piece about your relative, I got curious and did a bit of research on him and his family and I hope to write a piece about him for this site in the near future.

We played in various venues in the local area including weddings,parties etc. It was run by a guy called Cyril, cant remember his surname.

He introduced us to Joe Meek Holloway. We did a demo there in 63 and after a short while the group disbanded. I still have one of the demo disc's we reorded. I have found and managed to get these photos of the Fairlanes downloaded.

I afraid they are not the best but in those days it was very basic. Click on images to enlarge. Hello Daniel, I found this old photo very poor quality I have no idea why I am holding the pot plant!! I decided to check out whether the hotel was still there and I found this other much more recent picture and realized that not only did the hotel still exist, but this is the very spot where the original photo was taken, including some updated pot plants!!

However, I do know from http: Thank you all so much for your help. I can see from the wedding photos that she was married at the registry office at the corner of Fraser Road and Lea Bridge Road.

Hello, I have just found your web site and found it very interesting. In the early 60s I played bass in the group called the Fairlanes with Brian Ford as front singer. I have some information about the group as well as photos.

If you were interested I could pass this on to you. It's now and has been for many, many years the home of The Samaritans of Waltham Forest. This was to do with the reorganisation of registration districts. By coincidence I was doing a part time driving job for a removals company at the time and helped them to move. I recently found some old army photos of my Dad, taken before and during the war.

To begin with, a brief history of his army career. He enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was 18 in , he served as a regular soldier for 5 years. He then had 11 years of civilian life, until the outbreak of WW2, when he re-enlisted back into the army.

This time I believe he was in the Gordon Highlanders regiment, but of that I am not sure. I do know that he saw service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. This picture, was by the look of it, taken in Italy sometime in My Dad is perhaps taking a well earned break from the horrors and hostilities of war. The odd thing is while he was in Rome he met up with our Uncle Fred quite by chance. Neither knew the other was there different regiments, different routes , but they literally bumped into each other, hence this picture.

Today I know is a day for remembering the Fallen, and quite rightly so, but perhaps we can also spare a thought for all the members of all the armed forces who took part in this or any armed conflict. I know we were lucky my Dad and Uncle survived when millions did not. But I salute all and everyone, those that survived and those that did not, for they were all just ordinary people given an extraordinary job to do, and they all did it with great honour, up-most pride, and unbelievable bravery, no matter what part they played big or small.

Hello Steve, Although Keith Richard rather over egged the pudding, Walthamstow owes a great deal to his grandparents. I have written about Ernest and Elizabeth in my history of a now demolished high rise estate where one of the block was named Ernest Richard Tower.

You can read it on this site [ here ]. Ray, your name is very familiar, did you know my brother Brian Penalver spiv , who was also at William Elliott at around that time? Just love this web site, thanks for all the time you spend keeping this going. Although the back link works to the list of schools, it seems to have slipped off the list itself. One had her photos in the back garden and for the other we went to Lloyd Park. The bottom picture is a current view from Google Maps. Hello, Really love your web site; wondered if you would know where the Walthamstow registry office was in the 's.

Unfortunately, he has no access to any of his school pictures and I know that it is something he is keen to share with his two young granddaughters.

I am trying to surprise him with pictures for a blast from his past for Christmas and would be so grateful if you could help, either by letting me know where to look for the pictures or by putting me in touch with others who may be able to help.

We also were firm supporters of creating a Lea Valley Regional Park, a venture that was also successful but that is another story. We were successful with the High Beech proposal and Suntrap was the result. As a Waltham Forest resident, all of my four children and some of my foster children were lucky enough to go to with their primary schools teachers to learn about nature at Suntrap.

I then posted a short item on Walthamstow Times Facebook page and there was a tremendous response from ex Walthamstow pupils who remembered Suntrap- and its staff with fondness. So, here is my version of its history as a tribute to the work of the Fred Speakman and Ken Hoy. He was then replaced by the 8th Army led by Montgomery who shelled Rommel's army to pieces with 1, guns.

My father then crossed the Med which he found easy going once he got to Italy, through Austria and finally into Germany. He finally told me that "we gave then hell", but also serving frontline all the way as a dispatch rider, and seeing all that he had seen and been through, I have no doubt that his mind had been affected.

As a small boy I remember that sometimes, he would put his head between his knees, hold both of his ears and sob, as though he was reliving the bombing and the shelling and the gunfire of the Nazis. It is now I believe, that my father was suffering from combat stress, I think probably many more did also. Today, there are still many discharged soldiers from middle eastern war that have broken up their families, others sleeping out on the streets and many more who are incapable of living an ordinary life due to combat stress.

My wife Andrea and I are planning ways to raise money for the organisation which is patronised by Prince Charles.

If anyone would like to donate or help contact the charity Combat Stress; The Veterans Mental Health Charity as they still need a great deal of help http: We have seen heroes riding about in wheelchairs and brave men so they are, but we see nothing of the psychologically damaged heroes who deserve applause also. As Remembrance Sunday approaches, I would like to thank you for your attention "lest we forget". Hi Daniel, Looking back into my teenage year's am now 70 , I can remember a youth club down the High Street, called Kilkenny Youth Club , which was run by an Irish man we knew him as Paddy twice a week.

The club was near Willow Walk end of the high Street. The year would have been about My name was Janet Perry ar that time. Has anybody got memories of this? I do hope so, as it would be so nice to be able to reminesce over these year's I moved from Walthamsow 48 years ago.

As I'm writing this my mouth is watering. Hi Bill, Thank you for taking the time to research that information. It is such a shame that for some reason in the seventies when I was still a child my family stopped seeing and communicating with one another.

I really like your site, I dip in from time to time and recently checked out the list of schools in Walthamstow. My school was not on your list! Is it me or am I going senile. A female mayor must have been unusual back in those days. He does not give a date. When travelling, I slip that into conversations with people who have never heard of Walthamstow, to point out how famous we are Not sure that the famous "Uncle Ernie" Keith's grandfather was also a Mayor I remember a vet in Willow Walk when I was a child in 's.

Hello Bernard, Thank you for your Email. Another correspondent has made the same point about the PDSA which, I believe, is the answer to the pet selling. It was founded in to provide care for sick and injured animals of the poor. It is the UK's leading veterinary charity and carries out more than one million free veterinary consultations a year, and it is the largest private employer of fully qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK.

Presently, treatment is only available to the pets of those people in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit. For those who are eligible, treatment for sick and injured animals is free of charge. Recently, the PDSA started providing eligible pet owners with preventative services such as neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.

These services are the only treatments that are not free; however, they are offered at cost price. Although there is no cost for all treatments except for those of a preventative nature, PDSA asks clients to make a donation of whatever they can afford towards the treatment of their animal. My father in law Stan, who is 80 yrs old, remembers a man he thinks may have been a vet with a pet cemetery who also sold cats, this was in the Willow walk area.

I know the PDSA would re-home stray animals and gave free treatment when the owners could not afford vet fees and were supported by donations. There was a lady in our road Walpole Road , who took her dog to the PDSA and donated the same as a vet would have charged because she felt vets were over paid and poor people should have access to pet health care.

You recently featured an extremely interesting new book by Walthamstow born Joy Travers about her grandparents William Will and Lizzie Toynbee that is based on letters that were exchanged during WWI between William and his son Hugh Stan Toynbee who was serving as a soldier in the Egyptian campaign. The Toynbee family lived at 56, Greenleaf Road. The success that he enjoyed in building the Walthamstow Brotherhood Movement can be seen by the following: In , Will was President of the Walthamstow Association of Brotherhoods and he organized a huge demonstration in Walthamstow.

Starting from three different starting point Two of these are likely to have been the Union chapels in Wood Street and Chapel End and each headed by a silver band and streaming banners, the demonstrators marched in procession through streets line with spectators to Walthamstow Baths where they held a mass meeting. There was a shop there that sold old postcards, inside there were thousands of postcards sorted into the different regions they were from.

I went to the East London box, and there at the very front of the box was this picture of Lloyds Park!! Sent from High Street Walthamstow to an address in Camborne. It seemed to me that it was there to remind me never to forget my roots, thankfully I never have done.

As you can see it cost half a penny to send it! Another oddity was that it was printed in Saxony. So this little post card has had quite journey from a federal state of Germany to I imagine a shop in Walthamstow, and finally arriving in a small village outside Camborne in Cornwall!!

I wondered if you might remember an Irish family called Moran who lived at 74 St Barnabas Road in I am helping a friend who was adopted and is trying to find her birth mother, Margaret Mary Moran , who was living at that address when my friend was born. Margaret worked as a ward maid at Rush Green and possibly Chase Farm hospitals.

On the opposite corner to Fish Brothers was at one time the children's library , which was housed on the ground floor of the old Marsh Street school building. Maybe the lady in the picture walking down Linden Road is heading for Annie's shop!! Any leads gratefully received Sorry to be so vague, Ann is my Great Aunt and I have vague memories of her when I was a small child and that she was a cat lover.

I am trying to fill in my family tree and would love to hear from anyone who knew her, the Hampton or Ellison family, who her sister Agnes Janet my nan married into. There were no hanging racks but just this heap of assorted clothes. In those poverty stricken days second hand clothing was in high demand and there was another shop in Markhouse Road opposite Lowhall Lane that did a roaring trade in the area. Now of course we have charity shops that sell some sought after designer clothing, and wearing it is nothing to be ashamed of as I used to be all those years ago.

He went to George Gascoigne school and was a bit of a boffin I recall. Before its demolition, probably in the mid to late sixties, the numbering was and all the houses stood on the north side of the road to the west end that adjoined Cambridge Road.

Collingwood Road is the light coloured road to the centre of the photo. Although not personally from Walthamstow my husband and father in law are born and bred there. My father in law Stan who is 80 yrs old remembers a man he thinks may have been a vet with a pet cemetery who also sold cats, this was in the Willow walk area. Does this ring any bells? My husband John remembers a timber merchants in the same area he thinks might have been called Wilsmer boards?.

Stan also remembers the bomb shelters underground where the buses turn round now, are they still there? John remembers a second hand cloths shop just off the high street call Annies, but cant remember exactly where. We are going to visit my husband's 87 yr-old uncle later in the week also Walthamstow born and bred and I'm sure he has even more memories we can share with you.

I look forward to your response. They were situated in Selborne Road beside what was then called Hoe Street railway station.

He opened his timber business in about in High Road, Leyton and moved to Hoe Street sometime about and ran a timber yard and saw mill at Selborne Road. It is likely that the move would have been to take advantage of the business opportunities associated with the massive building development of Walthamstow at that time and the location beside the railway station would have made many people aware of the business.

I believe that the company closed circa His death was registered in at the Epping Registry Office. What is unclear is if there was any Willsmer family involved with the running of Willsmer Timber after his death. Although married since , he appears to be childless. It is possible that the company passed to another branch of the Willlsmer family but the strong likelihood is that the company was sold and the new owners kept the well know trading name.

I am intrigued by your mention of underground air raid shelters that must have been underneath Selborne Park. There is adjacent to this, a huge underground car park and it would be possible that this is where the bomb shelter was situated.

I hope that Walthamstow Memories readers will be able to clarify this. I am also fascinated by mention of a man with a pet cemetery who sold cats. Any further information that your family members can provide would be very welcome. Hello Keith, In my local historian hat, I would like to address two of the points that you made in your post on this site dated 8th October. The first concerns Clevelands. Peculiarly, there were indeed two separate grand houses called Clevelands in Walthamstow.

One was at , Hoe Street and later was called Clarks College. Architecture of the building is clearly 17th century and in keeping with the popular style of country houses in those days. On the ground floor is a large marble-paved hall, with a wide curved staircase, six feet wide, leading to the first floor, which consists of three medium sized rooms, formerly used as bedrooms, with another three rooms on the second floor.

The southern wing consists of what was formerly a large kitchen and extensive cellars, where the rich City businessman stored his wine at 6d. The garden covered several acres of land at one time, stretching as far as Pembroke Road, where it bordered the famous Grosvenor estate, but during the past two centuries most of this land has been utilized for building.

The house was obviously unsuitable for a family until improvements and additions were made by a well-known Justice of the Peace, Mr. Eliot Howard, son of a famous meteorologist and managing director of a big local company. In more recent times, Cleveland House has witnessed the comings and goings of each succeeding generation seeking appointments either in the Commercial World or the Civil Service und the able guidance of the College Authorities.

Then came World War ll and under the Headship of Mr. But even then it once more played its part in history for the Ministry of Labour carried on its work within its walls from and during the war period.

Fortunate to escape from enemy action despite its prominent position and size, Cleveland House once more became the seat of modern training when the College returned in to settle down to the tasks of peace. Of late it has assumed a brighter aspect, having been completely redecorated inside and out, and is undoubtedly well-known to all who dwell or work in the area.

However, after 54 years the Walthamstow finally closed in Cleveland House was taken over by the local authority and used for some time as a Health Centre. In more recent years it was converted in to flats and returned to residential use.

A group of houses on the north side belonged in to the merchant, William Coward. They stood on the site of Butler's Place, a large house which existed in Clevelands may have been the house which Sir John Soane altered and enlarged for James Neave in —3. It had a panelled interior and well staircase of c. This is the house from which Cleveland Road was named and for which the new town centre development at the top of the High Street is to be named. My second point is about your reference to Elm House in the High Street.

This did become the Walthamstow Conservative Party headquarters until they sold it for development and moved to their property at 76, Church Lane. My memory is of a very large shabby room with a bar and a full size snooker table. I would guess that it was demolished circa I recall that it was situated in Linden Road. Sadly a road which I think no longer exists. She also had a stall in the High street, up opposite where the old Monoux School used to be.

This extract was written by a man born in in Bethnel Green. His family moved to Walthamstow in and he attended school until he was 10 years old when he went to work. At that time, although fast developing, Walthamstow was still very much an agricultural community. Although, to an extent, carrying heavy weights is a knack, many labourers of the time were very strong men. That is a free down-load at: This was the situation before the development of welfare benefits and social services.

If a family or couple were admitted to the Workhouse they were split up and became inmates in different parts of the Workhouse. Richard, I think I remember it being a car repair shop for a while with a load of tyres outside it and there was definitely a launderette in the same row along with an offy. Hello Daniel, This is a piece [ read it here ] about Bill Boaks, who was a former Walthamstow resident and an eccentric if not to say an utter nutter, that some of your readers may remember.

Hello Mrs Hudson, sorry I do not know your first name , As you may have gathered from my posts on the WM site, my attendance record at school was at best sporadic, and at worst non existent. Am I right in thinking that he went to Australia in the late 50s, and returned to enter the senior school in perhaps the 2nd year? Or have I got the wrong person, as often happens these days!! I also had Mr Mackintosh as a form teacher in my third year I think, his subject was geography, one of the few lesson I actually enjoyed.

I actually think he was the only person who remembered me from McGuffie, and that was only because he once persuaded me to stub a cigarette out on the back of my hand: It wasn't until we chatted on the Friends site many years later that he revealed the trick to it!!

I have class photo somewhere taken in Greenleaf School, I am sure Malcolm is in it, as soon as I get my new scanner I will try and post it on the WM site. I think you may be interested in the information on this link [ http: I attended this school in Sevenoaks, Kent, back in the s and we were taught about the school's early history in your Walthamstow and how the school was originally founded for the daughters of missionaries. My son lives near Walthamstow and last weekend we went in search of the original school - we walked to Walthamstow Village and had a very enjoyable time but could find nothing about the school in the Vestry Museum.

My son did a bit of research later on and found your website. I do have a History of Walthamstow Hall probably in the loft with a drawing of the original school, so I will try and look that out. Hope this is of interest to you. I have just found this site and was a pupil at McGuffie from to I met my husband there who we believe was in your class, Malcolm Hudson. You also mention on a previous post Dave Street , who we are still in touch with.

So many names I recall of the teachers, Mr Smith taught me Maths and I was terrified of him, in one lesson he kept shouting at me until in the end I told him to stop picking on me and I thought that I would surely get the cane but instead he was really nice to me and left me alone after that. It taught me a valuable lesson: I had several cooking disasters in the building above the woodwork room and remember walking up the road in the rain to get there.

My last form teacher was Mr Mackintosh , who was a very good teacher, but we all knew to tread carefully if he was having one of his migraine attacks. Hello, What a great website, we stumbled on by mistake. John remembers a second hand cloths shop just off the high street call Annies , but cant remember exactly where. Hello Daniel, Many years ago health services in Walthamstow were a lot more personal.

These were supplemented by a number of specialist clinics situated in different parts of the Borough so that they would be readily accessible to their patients. It took six months for me to see a hospital doctor. As I have COPD A pulmonary illness that could cause problems during the anaesthetic the doctor said that he wanted a risk assessment carried out. Another six months passed before I saw a nurse who spent five minutes filling out a risk assessment form. Several months late I had the operation.

When I came too, I was put in a hospital bed in a dingy Victorian ward. Later that evening the surgeon who had performed my operation visited. Many thanks once again, Bill, for the huge contribute you give to the WM site! Was in Walthamstow yesterday and thought I would look at Chapel End School which gave me my first year's paid employment as a teacher But I couldn't find the school so searched the internet instead only to discover that the school had been knocked down.

Many happy memories but names elude me. Remember marching boys to football games somewhere nearby - but couldn't find that either Hi Bill, Thank you so taking the time to write us this fantastic list. This will definitely help with the project a huge amount. I am sure we will be in contact again soon. Yes, I too think the butchers was Wests. I have a booklet from the Walthastow Historical society which has an old photo of the top end of Marsh Street in There was row of very fine houses.

Left to right they were Longsdale House which stood where the gas showrooms were , Clevelands, Elm House which later became the Conservative Club and I am sure that was still there in the 50s, for I recall a large white house set back behind railings. Next came Mansfield House, and then Eastfield Lodge. Sadly all of which ended up being replaced by shops or other establishments of course. So maybe my facts are wrong about there being a Clevelands in High Street as well.

Your mention of careers brought back a memory of my visit to what I think was called the Youth Employment Office, it was situated in Hoe Street opposite Grove Road. Possibly on the site of the of the old Grosvenor House. I left school this time legally, through the front gate in late July , and a week later I was seated in front of a Mr Foskett whose daughter Judith had been a pupil at Greenleaf School.

So Mr Foskett sent me to E. The owner, Mr Freddy Garner, was a real gentleman who treated his workers well, but when he retired soon after I started, his son, who took over, seemed to want to revert to the working days and ways of the Charles Dickens character 'Scrooge'. Sadly though if any 'Spirits' ever visited him, they never convinced him to change his ways. So after 13 months I moved on to slightly bigger and better times at Unichems It was though a good place to work All five were freed.

Nov — Woman, 20, was killed in a house in Newsome, Huddersfield. Her two-year-old daughter was found alive and well in the house.

The woman was killed by her former boyfriend Paul Peart, 25, who had been released from prison two days earlier. He immediately committed suicide. Oct 6 — Paul Smith, 38, died in a fire at his flat in Croydon, south London. In October his flatmate Richard Curtin, then 50, walked into a police station and confessed to starting the fire. In March he was jailed for 10 years for manslaughter. He was arrested again in in connection with the murders of Marcelle Smith, 75, and Pearlene Hall.

Dec 5 — Maureen Comfort, 43, killed at her home in Lincoln Green in Leeds city centre but her body was only discovered — in a cupboard — by her niece Senga Bailey on 8 January Her killers Christopher Moody and William Kerr were both jailed for life 14 years in They had both lodged with her. Kerr was released to a halfway house in Hull in January but absconded in March.

He was recaptured in April. Sep 8 — Sallyann John, 23, a prostitute, vanished in Swindon, Wiltshire. She was treated as a missing persons inquiry until Three men, aged 50 and 52, were arrested in September Her body has never been found.

July — Megumi Aoki, an 11 year old girl, who was having a bath, died in a fire in the Higashi-Sumiyoshi ward of Osaka, Japan. Her mother Keiko Aoki, 31, and her husband Tatsuhiro Boku, 29, were jailed for life. They were found guilty of setting their house on fire in a bid to kill the girl and collect on the life insurance. Aoki and Boku reportedly confessed to the crimes during their interrogations, but they both pleaded not guilty at their trial. They were released from Oita prison in Sep 1 — Melonie Biddersingh, 17, was starved and abused for years, beaten, put in a suitcase and set on fire.

The suitcase was left in an industrial area north of Toronto, Canada. Her father Everton Biddersingh has been charged with first-degree murder and went on trial in Nov Her stepmother Elaine Biddersingh will go on trial in April Melonie is thought to have weighed only about 50 pounds when she died. In Ali Tasci, 51, was charged with murder but the case was dropped amid rumours of police corruption.

It is understood Behdjet was killed over a drugs deal involving several kilogrammes of heroin. The initial investigation into the murder was led by an officer who rose to a senior rank in the Met — and who was later identified as corrupt in a secret police report. It is also understood that another corrupt officer not involved in the original investigation was present at the crime scene before anyone had called September — Dawn Wisdom, 30, was strangled at her flat in east London.

Her boyfriend Anthony Ayres, 27, was jailed for life. He was later released and in November was charged with strangling another girlfriend Kelly Pearce, 36, at her flat in Canvey Island, Essex.

May 3 — Ten people died in a fire in an apartment complex in Westlake, Los Angeles. Two of the dead were pregnant women. In three people were charged with 12 counts of capital murder. Lopez was a crack dealer and she hired the men, from the 18 th Street Gang, to get back at the apartment complex manager. The victims were mostly Mexican immigrants. Seven of them were children.

Mullin was jailed for life and spent 21 years in prison. When he was released he returned to his native Barbados. In his death was reinvestigated by Scotland Yard. Those who knew Forsythe say he was worried about things he had discovered — and was considering going public. But nobody has ever been able to establish what he had discovered or whether this provoked his murder.

He was reportedly about to blow the whistle on a paedophile ring. Feb — Eric Morro, 19, was shot and killed in Chicago. Another teen admitted to being with the shooter at the time of the killing, but insisted that Jimenez was not the gunman. The teen said the actual killer was Juan Torres, initials JT, who subsequently confessed on tape. But in Chicago police claimed he was using the money to recruit for a notorious gang, the Simon City Royals.

They were formed in the s and get their name from Simons Park in the Humboldt Park district. Sep 28 — Andrew Bedford, 27, vanished in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, vanished after eating some takeaway food. Detectives believe he was killed that evening with a shotgun at a nearby garage called Mongrel Cars, which no longer exists.

In Jan eight men were arrested in connection with the murder. They were a year-old man from Glatton, near Peterborough, a year-old man from the Raunds area in Northamptonshire, a year-old man from Sheerness, Kent, a year-old man from the Ramsey area, a year-old woman from the Peterborough area and a year-old man from Ramsey on suspicion of assisting an offender and conspiracy to prevent lawful burial.

A year-old man from Letchworth, Hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, and a year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to prevent lawful burial.

They were later bailed. Her Turkish husband Hussein Killic, 25, a kebab shop worker, later tried to jump out of a window but survived. In Sep he was jailed for life. Her husband William Griggs, 79, was jailed for life for murder in March They were believed to have been lured to their deaths by William Lobban.

Sep 16 — Sarah Bowdler, 68, charity worker — tied up and strangled at her home in Pleck, Walsall. Sep 9 — Dr John Gore, 57, nuclear physicist and his wife Ruth, 55 — bludgeoned with an axe at their cottage in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Sep 9 — Lyn Rogers, 17, from Catford. She was killed when she answered a job advert and her body dumped in Rotherfield, east Sussex by Scott Singleton, 35, from Crawley, who posed as a potential employer. He was a Walter Mitty character who fantasised about being a pilot.

In July he was jailed for life at Lewes Crown Court. Sep 9 — Lady Brenda Cross, 73 — clubbed to death with fire irons in the basement of an antiques shop in Pimlico, central London. The owner of the shop, Fred Bartman, 68, a retired TV actor, was acquitted of her murder in She was his part-time employee.

Sep 5 — Paul Lavender, 28, beaten to death with a baseball bat in apparently motiveless crime. Mark paul, 20, from Battersea, went on trial at the Old Bailey in Sep He was on weekend leave from Noranside prison in Forfar. Thompson was the son of legendary gangster Arthur Thompson Sr, who died of a heart attack in March Aug 31 — Sarah Crump, 33, hospital secretary and part-time prostitute, 33, killed at her flat in Lady Margaret Road, Southall. Lorry driver David Smith, 36, who had previous convictions for rape, was acquitted of her murder in July He was later convicted of another murder and it is highly likely he did murder Miss Crump.

Her killed, Andrew Hagans, 26, from Cheltenham, had been controversially freed on bail for rape. In he was jailed for life. Aug 25 — Veronica Anderson, 42, found in her car in Penketh, near Warrington. The killed left a bloodstained glove in the car. Aug 17 — Roberta Armstrong, 15, and 6 other people — shot at a shopping mall, Strathfield Plaza in west Sydney, Australia. Wade Frankum, 33, a part-time taxi driver, later shot himself.

Aug 14 — Paul Pearson, 7, from Marske-by-the-Sea — strangled with garden twine after he cycled past allotment at Saltburn, Cleveland. Her brother, Simon McBride, 15, was convicted of killing her.

He had sexually abused her. Anthony Craven, 18, who had been taunted about being a virgin, was responsible. He was jailed for life in Aug 10 — Sharon Hoare, 19, typist turned prostitute, originally from Yate, near Bristol — battered, stripped and throttled at her flat in Fulham.

Aug 7 — Alison Shaughnessy, 21, was killed at her flat in Battersea. Her husband John was having an affair with Michelle Taylor at the time. Michelle Taylor and her sister Lisa went on trial and were convicted of murder and jailed for life in They were both freed on appeal in after the Court of Appeal unearthed new evidence. Aug 7 — Edith Rogers, 82, a widow, was violated and robbed of 70 pounds at her home near New Houghton, Derbyshire.

Carl Walker, 26, an unemployed miner, and neighbour, was jailed for life for a minimum of 20 years after being convicted of murder in He spent the proceeds of the robbery in a nightclub. Bodies dumped in a wood near Tournai in Belgium.

Contract killer Jimmy Moody is widely believed to have carried out the shooting. He himself died in Never convicted of the murder.

Aug 2 — Sarah Turner, 21, art student from Ewell, Surrey. She was strangled at Leith Hill, near Dorking, Surrey. He told doctors he thought she was the Devil. Paul Watts, 25, was jailed for life in at Nottingham CC for murdering his father and brother. The court was told he heard voices telling him they were vampires.

July 31 — Brian Smith, 32, father of 3 — shot dead as he slept at home in Watlington, Norfolk. Kelvin McMahon, 24, from Hounslow, was acquitted of murder at a trial in It had been a fight over 2 pounds worth of cannabis. He was released in and moved to be with his parents, who had moved back to Northern Ireland.

He was freed from prison in but recalled in He fled an open prison in July 10 — Julie Dart, 18, prostitute — kidnapped from Leeds and then dumped in a field near Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Her killer was toolmaker Michael Sams, 50, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, who later kidnapped Birmingham estate agent Stephanie Slater and held her captive for a week while awaiting a ransom.

Sams was convicted in July at Nottingham CC and was given four life sentences. July — Marika Sparfeldt, 34, run over with a car at riding stables near Bremen, Germany. Christine Dryland, 42, the wife of a British Army major serving in Germany, was convicted but received a 12 month supervision order because of her severe depression. The lenient sentence caused resentment in Germany.

Jun 30 — Sonia Forsythe, 13, battered to death and hidden under a coal bunker in north Belfast. Junior Craig, 26, was jailed for life for murder. Jun 20 — Harry Collinson, 46, council planning officer — shot outside an illegally built bungalow in Consett, County Durham, while serving an enforcement notice. Albert Dryden, 51, an unemployed steel worker, took exception to the planning order and shot Mr Collinson. Killer may have been the Midlands Ripper. June — Ghislaine Marchal, 65, rich, highly-educated French widow — stabbed 3 times in the throat at her home in Chemin St Barthelemy, above Cannes, France.

Her Moroccan gardener Omar Raddad, 31, pleaded guilty and was jailed for life in Feb He spent time in Grasse prison. Freed in after President Chirac gave him a presidential pardon after pressure from King Hassan of Morocco.

Defence lawyers said the victim would not have used such a grammatically bad mistake. Jun 1 — Katherine Ayling, 24, from Littlehampton. Vanished from Alsager College in Cheshire. Body found in a car at Gatwick airport.

Her killer was her obsessive American ex-boyfriend, Curtis Howard, 23, who was extradited from Boston and jailed for life in Jun — Ian Dyson, 48, from the south Acton estate. He was killed in the Crown pub in south Acton. Building worker Andrew Bourke, 25, went on the run to Birmingham but was arrested and convicted of manslaughter. Jailed for 7 years. She went on trial in April It was assumed to be a suicide pact. He confessed and in he was jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years.

His lover, Hazel Stewart, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years although she still protests her innocence. Apr — Diane Watson, 16, schoolgirl — stabbed during break time at Whitehill secondary school in Glasgow.

Case was mentioned at Leveson Inquiry. Apr — Vandanaden Patel, 21 — murdered by her husband Jayantibhai Patel, 34, from Clapton, east London, in the reception at Stoke Newington police station. Neville van der Merwe, a South African hitman, was accused of the murder. He was also accused of murdering John Devine, 37, another Catholic workman, who was shot at his home in Belfast in front of his year-old son.

Apr 14 — Rachel McLean, 19, disappeared from Oxford. Found under floorboards of flat in Oxford. Her was jailed for life in Dec Apr 14 — Liz Anderson, 63, from Cricklewood — beaten, strangled and mutilated with a carving knife at her home in Cricklewood, north London. James Anderson, 43, her stepson, was jailed for life in Apr — Janet Marshall, 37, killed at home in north London.

Roy Azizi, 18, and Rene Sampat, 37, were jailed for life for the murder. Her body was found a year later. Michael Fox, 48, a retired psychiatric nurse, from Bournemouth, was convicted of various sex attacks on vulnerable women but was never charged with killing Jo.

He was jailed for life. In she was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Brothers Tony and Patrick Brindle were acquitted of his murder after a trial at the Old Bailey in The Brindles were members of an infamous south London family while Abdullah had links with the rival Arifs.

Tony McKie survived the shooting. Cedil Jackson, 36, her builder husband was jailed for life min 18 years in It was a bungled robbery. Her husband Richard Klinkhammer, a Dutch crime writer, aged 52, was convicted and jailed for 6 years.

Benjamin Warren, 49, director of an international language centre — stabbed in Berkeley Square, central London. Seamus Reed, 32, a vagrant, was jailed for life in March His girlfriend Janet Gardner , 52, was convicted at Winchester Crown Court in of manslaughter on the grounds of provocation and jailed for 5 years. She was a battered wife. December 24 Christmas Eve — Patrick Quinn, 56, Irish labourer from Hammersmith, was killed in a cell in Hammersmith police station after being locked up with another drunk, businessman Malcolm Kennedy, Kennedy was jailed for life in Sep but continued to protest his innocence.

He claimed Quinn was killed by police officers. He obtained a retrial and was jailed for manslaughter and sentenced to 9 years. He was freed in December 21 — shipping clerk Geraldine Palk, 26, raped and stabbed 81 times in Fairwater, Cardiff. December 21 — taxi driver Steven Johnson, 25, from Hanley, Stoke, had his throat slashed and was left for dead at Mow Cop, Staffordshire. Robbed of 50 pounds. Case reopened in December 1 — Patrick Hurling, 50, bludgeoned and strangled at his home in Hertford.

Nov — Lazaro Figueroa, 3, was beaten and tortured to death in Miami. His mother Ana Maria Cardona, a cocaine addict, was jailed for life in Her conviction was overturned in but she was convicted at a retrial in But in Cardona, by now 54, was granted a new trial.

The boy, badly beaten and weighing just 18 pounds, was discovered dead in the bushes of a Miami Beach bayfront home. The key prosecution witness was her lover, Olivia Gonzalez Mendoza. Her husband, Orette Forrest, was jailed for life in October 3 — Mohinder Cheema, was shot dead at his off license in Hounslow.

Suspicion originally fell on the Tooti Nungs extortion gang but it later emerged that his wife Julie Cheema, 44, had hired a hitman, Robert Naughton, 20, to kill him so she could be with her lover, Neil Marklew, She was jailed for life in September — Nicola Porter, 28, and her lover Alan Ward, 44 — she was stabbed at her home in Edgware while he was shot at his home in Hendon.

Jealous husband Stewart Porter, 33, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 9 years in Nov The motivation was apparently racial friction between black and Vietnamese pupils. He was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter in Killing remains unsolved but is thought to have been carried out by the serial killer nicknamed the Midlands Ripper, who targeted prostitutes.

September 4 — Andrew Pilch, 34, killed in Elsing, Norfolk. He was jailed for life in March but hanged himself shortly afterwards.

Warren Slaney, 23, was jailed for life for the murders but has always protested his innocence. On the same day Frank Harris, from Birmingham, was stabbed at the same festival in Leeds. Tony Salmon, a DJ from Birmingham, was acquitted of killing him.

In he was sentenced to death and he was executed in August 23 — Paul Stevens, 33, a gay man, beaten to death and dumped in the Grand Union Canal in Hayes in what may have been a homophobic attack. Their bodies were dumped in a car left on the street.

The killer was Michael Shorey, a former boyfriend of Morrison. August — Mandy Rothwell, 17, pregnant, killed by boyfriend Anthony Smith, He was jailed for life but later freed on a technicality. Hitman Jimmy Moody is believed to have been responsible. July — Beverley McGowan vanished from her home in Florida. Her decapitated body was later found in Pompano Beach.

Her killer, Elaine Parent — who was British, killed her so she could steal her identity. She was known as the Chameleon Killer. She had replied to an advert for a room-mate. Parent went on the run and shot herself in after being cornered by police.

It was discovered in June His flatmate Andrew Aitken, 31, who was also a musician, was jailed for life in Sep after returning from Australia. He had told police about the body. Nobody even realised McDonagh was dead.

Contract killer Jimmy Moody is believed to have been responsible. May — Joanna Parrish, 20, a British language student from Gloucestershire, strangled with a cord and left in the river Yonne in Auxerre, France. Case remains unsolved but there is a suggestion she was killed by French serial killer Michel Fourniret. Michael Brady, 25, was jailed for 7 years for her manslaughter. Pamela Smart, 23, was convicted of being an accomplice to first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and witness tampering and was jailed for life.

Flynn and the others were released in Smart has always insisted she is innocent. April 27 — Tenisha Hardy, 15, shot while walking a street in San Francisco. Various names have been suggested for the killer, including hitmen Roy Adkins himself killed in Sep in Amsterdam and Danny Roff also killed. April — Susan Zack, 31, a pharmacist from Essex, and her Austrian boyfriend Hartwig Bayerl, 44, went missing from their yacht off the coast of Australia.

Another Austrian, Manfred Weissensteiner, who was found on the yacht, was later jailed for life. But there have been reports of Bayerl being seen alive since. His target had been his girlfriend, hat check girl Lydia Feliciano, but she ironically survived. Gonzalez was jailed for 25 years to life in August The murder is linked to some blue diamonds which were stolen from a Saudi prince by a Thai cleaner in Her husband John Perry, 52, was jailed for life for her murder in Nov Jan 22 — Surinder Gill, an insurance broker, was hijacked as she drove in Lambeth, south London.

He was stabbed 39 times and dumped in Hounslow, west London. He is believed to have been killed by the Holy Smokes gang. Friend of E End cocaine smuggler. Professional killer Jimmy Moody is believed to have been responsible. They were jailed for 30 years. But both were freed in as part of a general amnesty at the end of the war, which was between the army and the Farabundo Marti Liberation Front.

The trial heard that the priests had been planning peace talks and the soldiers did not want any compromise with the communist FMLN. Nov — Jade Uncles, 5 months old, killed at home in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Her mother Michelle Uncles, 24, moved to Rochester, Kent and confessed six years later. But she was acquitted at Bristol CC in April Oct 31 — Annabella Symington, 77, strangled at her home in Stranmills, Belfast. Inspector Kenneth McConnell, 58, policeman from Carrickfergus, was jailed for life minimum 18 years in May Oct 18 — Charles Chia, 8, and his sister Jennifer Chia, 6, were abducted after getting off a school bus at the Timber Hills apartment complex in Reno, Nevada where they lived.

They were last seen walking back towards their home. Their disappearance did not make major headline news because it was eclipsed by a massive earthquake in San Francisco which killed 63 people.

Their skeletal remains were found in a shallow grave on July 25, in Plumas County, California. He claimed to be a kidnapper but it was a hoax. He was jailed for 10 years. The case remains unsolved. Aug 18 — Luis Carlos Galan, a journalist and Liberal presidential candidate, 45, was assassinated at a political rally in Soacha, Colombia.

Ten other people were injured. General Miguel Maza Marquez, a retired police general, went on trial in for his role in the killing. Escobar feared Galan would introduce an extradition law with the US. Galan was the favourite to win the election and was running on an anti-corruption ticket.

She was the girlfriend of notorious Vietnamese gang leader Dung Ngoc Nguyen. She had planned to break up with him the night she was killed and was planning to tell the police all about his crimes. March 22 — Ann Harrison, 15, was abducted on her driveway in Kansas City, Missouri while waiting for a school bus. She was raped and stabbed to death by two men in a stolen car. Her body was found in the trunk of the abandoned car three days later. Michael Taylor and Roderick Nunley were both sentenced to death.

Taylor was executed in and Nunley in They had both been high on cocaine at the time of the murder.

Jan 4 — Junko Furuta, 17, high school student, was abducted, raped, tortured over 44 days and eventually murdered in Misato, near Tokyo, Japan.

She was abducted in Nov and her body was found in a concrete-filled 55 gallon drum in March In Miyano — whose family had links with the Yakuza — was jailed for 17 years. He appealed but was then given an extra three years in jail. The other three were each sentenced to between three and nine years in jail. Several books and films have been made about the case, the details of which are horrific.

In he hit the headlines when he was cleared for euthanasia while in prison. But the euthanasia plan was turned down. He remains alive in prison. Dec 23 — Alice Rowley, 87, and her sister Edna, 77, were killed at their home at 9 8 Greswolde Road, a former corner shop building in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Alice had been strangled in the living room.

Edna had been smothered, was discovered in her bedroom. The killer stole two boxes of chocolates, a bottle of Tia Maria and a radio cassette player.

Nov 1 — Ronda Morrison, 18, a clerk, was bludgeoned, strangled and shot at a dry cleaners in Monroeville, Alabama. Several months later police arrested Ralph Myers, 30, a career criminal, on suspicion of murdering a woman in nearby Escambia County. During his interrogation, police said that they had witnesses who would testify that he had committed the Morrison murder along with Walter McMillian, a year old black man who was notorious in the community because he had a white girlfriend.

Eventually Myers gave a taped confession in which he said that he drove McMillian to the scene of the crime and McMillian went into the building alone. McMillian was convicted and sentenced to death but his conviction was quashed in and he was freed. McMillian died in Her beheaded body was found later. H er dismembered limbs, torso and head were found in plastic bags near Copenhagen harbour. Their bodies were found on Oct 1 in a maize field in Dinan, Brittany, France.

They were both teachers from Norfolk who were on a month-long cycling holiday. The bodies were found beneath 6ft maize stalks, naked from the waist up, tied back to back and gagged. The prime suspect was never convicted but who did later go to prison for a triple attempted murder in Belgium. Police Captain Pascal Huche believed the couple were murdered by a man who wanted to clear his own father who, in was suspected of killing the Belgian teachers, Marie-Christine and Andre Van Herpen , shot in the back of the head five miles away.

In it was suggested their killer could also be responsible for the murder of the al-Hilli family in the French Alps. Nov 29 — Gerard Hoarau, 34, an exiled politician from the Seychelles, was shot dead with a Sterling sub-machine gun on the doorstep of his home in Greencourt Avenue, Edgware, north London. His assassination is believed to have been ordered by the President of the Seychelles, Albert Rene.

Both had died of blunt force trauma to the head, yet police failed to identify the killer or the names of either victim. In , a detective reopened the cold case, surveying the wooded crime scene.

Not far away, another barrel was found with the bodies of two more young girls. DNA testing concluded that the woman from was related to at least two of the three children.

Bizarrely, all four victims remain unknown to this day. He was charged with two counts of murder and one of aggravated sexual assault. Jones has a lengthy criminal record, which included domestic violence and a six year jail term for raping and kidnapping a year-old woman. June 20 — Silke Garben, 10, was sexually assaulted and dumped in a stream near Detmold, Germany.

She had been on her way to the dentist. British serial killer Robert Black is known to have been in Germany that year. Neil Anderson, 50, antique restorer, beaten to death and set on fire in his office in Bermondsey, SE London. Roger Pellicci, 40, an odd job man and friend, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for 3 and a half years. In they were convicted of murder and jailed for life. His trial was a jumble of omissions and inconsistencies. He initially confessed but has since retracted it and claimed she carried out the killings alone.

Dec 9 — Peter Miller, 24, was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the family home in Great Yarmouth. His brother Tony, a year-old plumber from Gorleston, was originally arrested over the death but released soon afterwards. Investigations then led to a number of other arrests, but no-one was ever charged.

In Norfolk Police admitted it had destroyed or returned items in , limiting the chances of a new cold case review based on forensic evidence. Tony Miller is furious and has complained.

Dec 8 — Lisa Hession, 14, was sexually assaulted and strangled as she walked home from a party in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Aug 28 — Edna Harvey, 87, strangled and her bed set on fire at her home in Ipswich.

Little is known about her movements in the days before her death and it is thought it was a burglary which went wrong. Hells Angels was written on a wall in blood.

David Richards, 53, a Hells Angel, was jailed for life. He absconded from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire in and went to live in Wolverhampton. He was finally arrested in and jailed for two and a half years for escaping lawful custody. Jan 12 — Gary Grant, 7, was bludgeoned to death with a metal pipe two blocks from his home in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

His father Gary, a police officer , was working a night shift at the time. In he released a chilling audiotape which he believed could yield clues into who kidnapped and murdered his son. Mr Grant, by then 66, said that in March someone called the police and said: August — Edna Harvey, 87, was strangled and her body set on fire at her home in Finchley Road, Ipswich.

July 23 — Diane Jones, 35, vanished from her home in Coggeshall, Essex. She was not reported missing until nine days later.

Her body was found in a copse next to the A at Martlesham, Suffolk. She was two months pregnant. Her husband Robert was a doctor. He said he last saw at the front gate of their house, when she got out of the car to let him park it when they came back from the local pub, The Woolpack, where they were seen arguing. May 10 — Nancy Argentino, 23, died of brain injuries after being struck against a hard object.

J ames Warnock, 56, a Canadian who lived in Camden, north London, was charged with the murder in Feb and awaits trial. It was known as the Milwaukee Avenue massacre. Rogelio Medina, who had been wounded in the ambush, fled Chicago after the shootings. He was found slain in Mexico a month later. Rogelio Arroyo, 33, Isauro Sanchez, 31, Joaquin Varela 31, and Ignacio Varela, 50, were sentenced to death for murder but in their sentences were commuted to life by the governor, James Thompson.

The trial was told there was a feud between the Sanchez and Varela families, who both came from Guerrero, Mexico. None of the defendants spoke English. Another survivor of the massacre, Leoncio Quezada, testified that the Varela group trapped the Sanchez family on the stairwell, pulled handguns and fired a barrage of at least 26 bullets.

Nearby was the body of a Dutch tugboat captain, Johannes Otten, whose body was also impaled on a spiked fence. Some of her injuries however, where not consistent with this hypothesis, as her father Ron Smith, a former police officer, found out from a second post-mortem he had to change UK law to get. He insisted t he British police, the Saudi police and the staff at the British embassy lied and misdirected him to cover something up.

Her body was finally cremated and scattered on Ilkley Moor in her native Yorkshire in Her father died in Her death remains a mystery. June 29 — Bob Crane, an actor and director who was best known for his role as Robert E. The police could find no motive for the crime, there were no witnesses and no leads.

Therefore, his death remains unsolved. His mother Margaret Livesey, 43, was jailed for life for murder after she confessed to the crime. She recanted the confession a few days later. She was released from prison in and died of throat cancer in , still maintaining her innocence. October 10 — Carol Wilkinson, 20, a bakery worker, was killed as she walked to work in the Ravenscliffe area of Bradford.

Anthony Steel, a council-employed gardener thought to have worked nearby, was arrested 18 months later over her murder. He was jailed for life and spent 20 years in jail protesting his innocence. Psychological evidence obtained while he was in prison showed that he was of low IQ, had learning difficulties and was easily led and suggestible.

He was released but remained in poor health and died, of a heart attack, aged 52, in It has since been suggested the real killer may have been Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper. June18 — Gurdip Singh Chaggar, 16, was murdered in Southall by a gang of white racists. Nobody was convicted of his murder. She was the ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley.

In DNA was used to identify the killer. He was Kenneth Troyer, who was killed by police in She had long, reddish-brown hair, and seven expensive gold crowns. She was between 25 and 35, possibly older. She weighed to pounds, and stood 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches.

She had been dead for up to two weeks. October — Bronwynne Richardson, 17, a beauty queen, was raped and murdered after being abducted outside a church in Albury, New South Wales, close to the Victoria border. In Colin Newey, 62, was charged with murder but the charges were dropped in Police believe Amala may have known her attacker as there was no sign of forced entry to her flat in Randolph Avenue.

Fresh appeal made in June 7 — Derby Day — the body of Judith Roberts, 14, was discovered under a pile of hedge clippings and plastic fertiliser bags in a field near Tamworth, Staffordshire.

She had left her home in Wiggington to ride her green bicycle along Comberford Lane, Tamworth. She was dragged from her cycle, battered to death and her body partly concealed. At the height of the inquiry, more than detectives were looking for the murderer of the shy teenager. They took more than 15, sets of fingerprints and more than 11, statements. Nearly 11, house-to-house inquiries were made and road checks were set up. A total of 4, separate pieces of information were acted on.

Four months later Andrew Evans , a depressed asthmatic young soldier, confessed to her killing. He confessed after being disturbed by a dream in which he believed he saw the face of the murdered girl and said he wanted to see a photograph of her. He was jailed for life for murder in In the campaigning organisation Justice took up his cause. He was eventually freed by the Court of Appeal three years later. Oct 12 — Barbara Mayo, 24, a trainee teacher from London, vanished while hitch-hiking up the M1.

Six days later her body was discovered in woodland near Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire. She had been bludgeoned over the back of the head and garotted.

DNA evidence had been left at the scene. October — Paul Booth, 19 months old, died at his home in — Stockton-on-Tees when his father swung him around and smashed his head against a fireplace. He was also convicted of child cruelty. Her body was found in woods at Mere, near Knutsford, Cheshire. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. There has been speculation linking her to serial killers Peter Tobin and Peter Sutcliffe. Jan 6 — Bernard Oliver, 17, vanished from home in Muswell Hill, north London, where he lived with his father and five siblings.

His dissected body was found in two suitcases in a field in Tattingstone, Suffolk on 16 January. April — Fred Craven, a bookmaker, was bludgeoned from behind with a hammer in Bingley, West Yorkshire. There have been suggestions the killer could have been Peter Sutcliffe, later known as The Yorkshire Ripper.

September 12 — Sidney Leeson, 75, was bludgeoned to death at his home in Leicester city centre after reading the local paper. Sep 8 — George Wilson, 41, a former miner, was stabbed to death outside his pub, the Fox and Grapes in Sneinton, Nottingham. He was found by his wife Betty. The killing became known as the Pretty Windows murder because of the attractive glasswork at the pub and triggered one of the biggest manhunts carried out by Nottinghamshire Police.

Oct 28 — Mary Horton Vail, drowned in Mississippi. Her husband Felix Vail, by then 74, was charged in and awaits trial on Nov 17, He is also suspected of killing his common-law wife, Sharon Hensley, who disappeared in ; and his wife Annette Vail, missing since Dec — Maureen Dutton, 27, a mother of two, was stabbed to death in the afternoon in the front room of her home in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

Her toddler son David and baby boy Andrew were the only witnesses. One of the most bizarre theories detectives considered, for a short while, was that Mrs Dutton was killed by a Polynesian cult as a sacrifice to their God Tiki. In a twist, a year-old male nurse living in Upper Parliament Street was arrested and charged with theft of drugs and equipment from three Liverpool hospitals in He was also said to have masqueraded as a doctor and had a reversed swastika tattoo on his arm — the identification mark of a Tiki-worshipper.

Robert Dickson, another lighthouse keeper, was sentenced to death but this was commuted and he was sentenced to life in prison. But he died two years later, of a drug overdose.

The gunman Ove Conry Andersson, 17, fled on the road to Ytterby. But the following morning he handed himself and confessed. Andersson was sentenced to psychiatric treatment in a secure hospital. He was later released and committed suicide on 12 August It was one of the first known shootings in a school in Europe.

It usually took her 15 minutes. She was seen walking towards the shop and looking in the window but did not enter. Later she spoke to a local cobbler but she later vanished. Her body was found four days later in a field 18 miles away at Polstead, Suffolk. She had been strangled with a school scarf. She never returned home.

John Feit, who was the priest at Sacred Heart, was arrested in when, aged 83, he lived in Scottsdale, Arizona. He faces a murder trial. Dec 19 — Christine Walker, 24, was raped and shot when she arrived home in Sarasota, Florida. Her husband Cliff, 25, was then shot, as were their son Jimmie, 3, and Debbie, who was not yet 2. She was drowned in a bathtub. A serial killer named Emmett Monroe Spencer subsequently confessed to the murders but his confession was discredited.

The case remains unsolved although there is another theory of a connection to the unsolved Zodiac killings in California. Oct 31 — William Roy Prather, 15, a black boy, was shot in the face by a group of white teenagers in Corinth, Mississippi.

Eight white teens were charged with murder, but only one was convicted. Jerry Darnell Glidewell, then 16, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in January and served less than a year in state prison.

May 17 — Kelso Cochrane , 32, a black carpenter, was stabbed to death with a stiletto knife by a white youth in Notting Hill, west London, against a backdrop of simmering racial tension.

There were also suspicions that the police feared a violent backlash if a white man were to be tried and hanged for murdering a black man less than a year after the Notting Hill race riots. She died shortly afterwards. Examinations revealed she had been stabbed five times; one wound was straight through her heart. Her murder remains unsolved. A group of boys were playing in the woods at Hagley near Stourbridge, West Midlands when they discovered a skull.

It belonged to a woman who had apparently been dead for some time, her body stuffed in the hollow trunk of a witch elm tree. A few months later anonymous graffiti popped up on brick walls throughout the region.

The scrawled messages all asked the same question: The murders remain unsolved to this day. A few days prior to the crime, farmer Andreas Gruber told neighbors about discovering footprints in the snow leading from the edge of the forest to the farm, but none leading back. He also spoke about hearing footsteps in the attic and finding an unfamiliar newspaper on the farm.

Furthermore, the house keys went missing several days before the murders. None of this was reported to the police prior to the attack. Six months earlier, the previous maid had left the farm, claiming that it was haunted; the new maid, Maria Baumgartner, arrived on the farm on the day of the attack and was killed hours later. Josef was reportedly the product of an incestuous relationship between Viktoria and her father. He had been hit over the head with a blunt instrument and had been in the pond for months.

Five weeks earlier a couple approached a local businessman near the pond. After the unidentified boy was buried a veiled woman frequently placed flowers on the grave. In , a medical examiner proposed a connection between the unidentified murder victim and the mysterious case of Homer Lemay, who disappeared around the same time the authorities discovered the body in the Waukesha pond.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. Please email me at totalcrime70 gmail. Stefan Williams and Onyebuchuku Anyado were also jailed for life. Their convictions were later quashed in and the retrial abandoned after it was decided that an expert witness on CCTV images was not reliable. Kevin Dennis was one of several people along with Barry George who were told in they could not have compensation for wrongful conviction.

Graeme Donaldson, 27, from Kirkintilloch, was jailed for life in Dec 28 — Flamur Daci, 28, an Albanian immigrant from Southend, was attacked at Tesco in Gravesend, Kent, in a brawl which continued in the nearby railway station.

He died in hospital on Dec They all fled abroad possibly to Italy. An inquest in July recorded a verdict of unlawful killing. Dec 26 — Simon Brown, 27, from Fallowfield, was shot in the head at 5.

It is thought he was killed by the Gooch gang. Safdar Hussein, 20, from Wanstead, was jailed for life for murder in Oct Surfraz Ghaffur, 18, from Ilford, was jailed for 2 years for violent disorder. Tariq Bakhari, 21, was also jailed for 2 years. A 17 year old was jailed for 18 months. The trial was told Rayatt was from a rival drugs gang and had broken the jaw of Akhtar Hussain in a previous altercation.

Karlton Mills survived after being taken to hospital by taxi. James Goodman, 22, and Shaney Heskey, 28, were both jailed for life in October Dec 25 — Nicola Karen, 18, stabbed at a house in Droylsden, Manchester. Her boyfriend Graham Grogan, 21, was jailed for life in Oct The trial at Minshull Street Crown Court heard he smashed her head into a wardrobe, then stabbed her in the heart, back and lungs.

Nana Kwaku Oppong, 29, was acquitted in March Dec 20 — Lynn Walton, 42, was stabbed at her flat in Hinchcliffe, Peterborough. Her boyfriend Ambrose Moore, 39, was jailed for 5 years for manslaughter. Charges were dropped against his brother Thomas Moore, The trial heard Ambrose stabbed her during a drunken row and then left, not realising she would bleed to death. Dec 18 — Ian Clark, 35, a drug addict, and Patricia Price, 44, a lesbian junkie, were shot in the head in separate rooms of a house in West Hill, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

James Chopswood Morrison, 40, from Rochdale, was jailed for life 21 years in June Gary Rose, 18, was acquitted. Morrison was also convicted of the attempted murder of Trevor Shine, 40, the director of a market research company, who survived a shooting in Brookwood, near Woking, in Jan Her mother Lisa Messer, 30, and father Stuart, 33, were never charged.

His bloodstained clothes were found in a burnt out car in Bermondsey. James Lawlor, 26, from Bermondsey, was jailed for life in Nov Dec 11 — Stephen Hoggarth, 32, killed by a parcel bomb which went off at his home in Newbridge Hill, near Louth, Lincolnshire. His son Callum, 3, was unhurt but was left with the body for three hours.

David Broddle, from Horncastle, was found dead a few days later in a fume-filled car in Bakewell, Derbyshire, along with his girlfriend Lorraine Richardson. Police said Broddle bore a grudge after Hoggarth beat him up in It is thought Broddle found out how to make the bomb on the internet.

Adrian Pugh, 36, was jailed for life. Robert Holden, 20, was acquitted of murder but jailed for 3 years for false imprisonment. Daniel Matthews, 39, was acquitted of all charges. As the traffic crawled to a halt, Mr Smith rolled down his window and pulled the top of his body out, calling to motorists: Dec 5 — Barry Wallace, 18, a Tesco shelf stacker, vanished on the way home from a nightclub in Kilmarnock.

His head was found on a beach 10 miles away at Barrassie, Ayrshire.