My next projects

Tales from Dringhouses railway - the solicitor, the skater, the signalman and the suicide ...

I am gathering material on this topic for a talk, and, who knows, like Dr Gramshaw, it may well grow into a book! It's amazing how much detailed local information you can find in the British Newspaper Archive, and I've already found many fascinating stories of incidents on our local railway. 

The topic of trains takes me back to researching for The Nightingale Shore Murder, a crime which took place on a train. And with the National Rail Museum here in York, I have a feeling there is much more out there for me to discover.


Do you know any interesting tales from this or other local railways? Do let me know ...

 

The Wicked Dr Warder

A tale drawn from my book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw' ...

Whilst researching the story of Dr Gramshaw, I discovered another medic of ill-repute in Dr Alfred William Warder. When his wife died in Brighton in 1866, her doctor refused to sign the death certificate and an inquest was held. Only after that inquiry concluded was the full extent of the wickedness of Dr Warder revealed ... 

This is another of my talks which you can find and book on SpeakerNet ...

 

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