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Forum: A6 Murders Yesterday, 05:30 AM
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I recall that one of the pro-Hanratty arguments...

I recall that one of the pro-Hanratty arguments was that he would not have used the word "institutions" as used by the gunman in the car according to Valerie Storie, yet here we have a well...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-21-2018, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
I've now discovered a third cinema in the...

I've now discovered a third cinema in the vicinity of the coach station, namely The Regal which had the postal address of 103-105 High Street Rhyl (now demolished and the site occupied by a Lloyds...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-21-2018, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
And here is a photo of The Dixie Snack Bar and I...

And here is a photo of The Dixie Snack Bar and I assume its proprietor.

There is some debate as to whether the DSB is in Sydenham Avenue or Sandringham Avenue.
Forum: A6 Murders 05-21-2018, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Thank you for that. I'd always assumed that the...

Thank you for that. I'd always assumed that the coach station was where the present bus terminus is, namely just outside the railway station.

I've updated my map accordingly.
Forum: A6 Murders 05-20-2018, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
With a bit of good luck, I have found the...

With a bit of good luck, I have found the programme showing for both the Odeon and the Plaza for the week which covered Hanratty's alleged visit to Rhyl. Some good films and ones which might have...
Forum: Other Mysteries 05-20-2018, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Eric's obituary, written by his son, seems to...

Eric's obituary, written by his son, seems to indicate that the actor thought his character guilty. (https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2008/eric-longworth/)
Forum: A6 Murders 05-19-2018, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
I've been having a re-read of this thread,...

I've been having a re-read of this thread, looking at the geography of Rhyl as explained by Jim Hanratty to his legal advisors. I have overlaid what appears to be the relevant loci on a modern day...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-18-2018, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
That is sad news. Bob was a good writer and...

That is sad news. Bob was a good writer and reporter with firm convictions in the justice of the many causes he championed. He will be missed. RIP
Forum: A6 Murders 05-12-2018, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Graham, don't worry, I'd forgotten that fact...

Graham, don't worry, I'd forgotten that fact too.

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Forum: A6 Murders 05-12-2018, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
It is funny how unsubstantiated rumours, such as...

It is funny how unsubstantiated rumours, such as the one below, can gain credibility in a climate of suspicion such as the one generated by the A6 Murder.



In fact, the plea for the gent with gold...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-12-2018, 04:10 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
In all fairness to Bob W, he does mention that...

In all fairness to Bob W, he does mention that Ryan/Hanratty had abandoned a hired car at Dublin Airport; see page 138 of 1999 Pan ed of Hanratty: The Final Verdict.

As to Mrs Dinwoodie, Bob W says...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Hanratty could well have thought that the...

Hanratty could well have thought that the Liverpool alibi was the best he could do in the circumstances, however most of the Hanratty-didn'tdoities subscribe to the Rhyl alibi, with Mrs Jones,...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
He didn't have to give anyone details of an alibi...

He didn't have to give anyone details of an alibi when he phoned the Mirror. He was not in custody and was free to check how sustainable his 'real' alibi (i.e. the Rhyl one) was before giving details...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The man himself a week later (Mirror 7 October)...

The man himself a week later (Mirror 7 October) disclosed that it was at Dublin airport where he abandoned the damaged vehicle. I believe that the airport is about 10 miles north of the city and the...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The above is from Saturday 30th September's...

The above is from Saturday 30th September's Mirror.
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
It would seem that the hired car had been left at...

It would seem that the hired car had been left at or near Dublin Docks.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-29-2018, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
OR, I'm not sure where the phrase "a...

OR,

I'm not sure where the phrase "a scintilla of doubt" originates from, but it does appear in many articles on the function of the Home Secretary in advising the Monarch on whether the death...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-29-2018, 03:49 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The Home Secretary would advise that the death...

The Home Secretary would advise that the death sentence be commuted to one of life imprisonment where there was "a scintilla of doubt" concerning the condemned man's guilt. In those circumstances, it...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-28-2018, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The problem with the Ingledene alibi from a...

The problem with the Ingledene alibi from a Hanratty perspective is that there was no room available which matched his description of his accommodation. Mrs Jones initially said Hanratty occupied...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-27-2018, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Kleinmann v Hanrattys

The debate continued in the letters pages of the ST in October 1968, which is how people debated before the advent of the internet.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-27-2018, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Hanratty's Hankie

Came across this article from May 1971, from which it can be inferred that Mrs France was in a position to identify Jim's hankie but at Dixie's urging she did not do so.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-25-2018, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Here is the transcript of the 2002 BBC...

Here is the transcript of the 2002 BBC documentary. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2001/a6murdertrans.shtml)

Sherrard says on this point


A good many threads, fibres and hairs were found and...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Indeed he was.

Indeed he was.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-16-2018, 02:16 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
And here it is, what purports (I think) to be a...

And here it is, what purports (I think) to be a copy of page 174 of the notebook in question.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-16-2018, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
See post below.

See post below.
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