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1840 saw the publication of the Black Kalendar of Aberdeen, a chronicle of cases which had gone before the courts of the Scottish city over the preceding hundred years.

Following in the same format, this collection of true crime cases relates the stories of murders and other dreadful deeds in Coventry between 1820 and 1872.

Join local author and historian Adam Wood as he relates cases such as the woman who desperately attempted to conceal the birth of her newborn daughter before her unknowing husband returned home from a three-year prison sentence, the shooting of a man at the Wyken Colliery which almost resulted in the cage containing six men he was bringing up from the pit hurtling back down the shaft to their certain doom – and the truth of the story of ‘Duckfat’ Bradshaw, supposedly found by police sitting in the Malt Shovel on Spon End eating a pie following the murder of the landlord.

Date: 24/06/2023
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm. Talk begins at 6.30pm
Tickets: £10 per person, refreshments included