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That's a valid question NBL.  I'd be interested to hear the answer if there is one.

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10 hours ago, catfan said:

One assistant hangman was Syd Dernley from Mansfield Woodhouse who  assisted Pierrepont a number of times.

2 books worth reading are "Executioner Pierrepont" & a "Hangman's Tale" by Syd Dernley which I've just finished reading !

They are indeed worth reading, Catfan! Syd Dernley, I believe, spent time behind bars himself due to his habit of distributing pornography. Something he omits mention of in his book.

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16 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Indeed,but the boy witness above in a nearby tree saw different?

Maybe somebody has more info?

Wonder if that famed Pierrepoint fella ever came to Nottm?

 

Apparently, the boy witness story, although widely known, is a myth. There never was a “boy in a tree”, and the reporting and witness statements of the time never mention one!

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I wonder why, Albert pierrpont never did any hangings at Nottingham!. Although he did at Lincoln and Leicester prisons?

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I know the answer, Nottingham city council wouldn't spend money on anything that makes sense. They were saving up for some rubbish ideas!!.

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Only if your on the council.

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Hi Waddo 

Perhaps I can explain why Albert Pierrepont never carried out Executions at Nottingham Prison. HMP Lincoln and HMP Leicester are classed as local prisons . The roll of the local prison is to receive prisoners  either convicted or remanded from the courts that they served within their catchment area they will then allocate convicted prisoners to a training prison appropriate to their category to continue their sentence. Remand prisoners are held until they are to be produced for their next hearing in the court in which they were remanded. Nottingham was  classed as a training prison so would have held prisoners allocated from a local prison. Prisoners sentenced to death would have been returned to the local Prison to await execution. following their execution their bodies would have been buried within the Prison walls in unconsecrated ground. I hope this is helpful. HMP Nottingham was in Lincolns catchment area so any prisoner sentenced to death at Nottingham Crown Court would have been executed at Lincoln. Albert Pierrepont carried out a number of executions at Lincoln.    

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7 hours ago, Deeps said:

Albert Pierrepont carried out a number of executions at Lincoln.  

Thanks Deeps, for the information, Albert carried out 5 hangings at Lincoln.

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7 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Spot on Catfan,George Haywood,hung for murder?

I think you will find he was hanged not hung! (Just saying)

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Just re reading the history of the SAS , and was amazed that Albert Pierrepont hanged the only British soldier convicted of treason during WW2. Theodore Schurch, alias John Richards. Well done Albert.

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