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Forum: A6 Murders 08-08-2018, 01:21 AM
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At the time we are talking about, the Estate Duty...

At the time we are talking about, the Estate Duty threshold was 3,000 and for a deceased leaving a widow and children the statutory legacy for the widow was 5,000.

So in both Gregsten and...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-05-2018, 04:26 AM
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The records would indicate that neither Gregsten...

The records would indicate that neither Gregsten nor France made a will and that both died intestate with grants of administration taken by their respective widows.
Forum: A6 Murders 08-02-2018, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Gregsten did not die penniless as is evidenced by...

Gregsten did not die penniless as is evidenced by his estate sworn to probate at over three grand, not a fortune but at least evidence that he was solvent.
Forum: A6 Murders 07-25-2018, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Definitely not. The "DNA evidence used to...

Definitely not.

The "DNA evidence used to uphold the Hanratty conviction" consisted of tests on a fragment of Valerie Storie's knickers and on a handkerchief found with the gun used by Hanratty to...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-13-2018, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
And further even lengthier statements made on 22...

And further even lengthier statements made on 22 January 1962, 4 February 1962 and 11 February 1962 all of which referred to public conveniences and staying in a guesthouse in a room with a...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-13-2018, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Correct. Foot quotes the relevant passage of...

Correct.

Foot quotes the relevant passage of Hanratty's statement to his lawyers made after his arrest on page 190 of his book (Penguin 1988 edition), the only description of the location is as...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-11-2018, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
I believe the songstress Priscilla White, who...

I believe the songstress Priscilla White, who suspiciously changed her name to Cilla Black, was also resident in the Scottie Road area and would have been able to shed considerable light on the A6...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-10-2018, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Once we discount the evidence of the only witness...

Once we discount the evidence of the only witness (excluding the murderer) then the solution to this case is only limited by our imagination.

So we undoubtedly have Ernie Marples, Dick Beeching and...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-08-2018, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Sherrard and Hanratty had to choose between (1)...

Sherrard and Hanratty had to choose between (1) Hanratty didn't do it or (2) Hanratty did it but was a bit bonkers (to use a non-medical term). What could not be advanced before the jury would be a...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-08-2018, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The 'real truth' was revealed on this forum over...

The 'real truth' was revealed on this forum over two years ago.
Forum: A6 Murders 07-06-2018, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The Spectator of 23 March 1962 urged the Home...

The Spectator of 23 March 1962 urged the Home Secretary to reprieve Hanratty (http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/23rd-march-1962/4/the-homicide-act-and-hanratty) on the grounds that (1)...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-06-2018, 04:19 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
The Spectator has put its archive online, so if...

The Spectator has put its archive online, so if you like that sort of thing here is Clark's article in all its glory....
Forum: A6 Murders 06-11-2018, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Cyril Lewis Hawser died aged 93 in 1990. His...

Cyril Lewis Hawser died aged 93 in 1990.

His well received report on the Hanratty case still fetches considerable sums of money. At the time of writing, a Lewis Hawser report will set you back...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-05-2018, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
and finally here is the rest of it.

and finally here is the rest of it.
Forum: A6 Murders 06-05-2018, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Here we go from 1966

Here we go from 1966
Forum: A6 Murders 06-04-2018, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Ian was reported as saying that he knew Valerie...

Ian was reported as saying that he knew Valerie and Michael quite well and told Foot that he had tried to get Val to stop seeing Mike as he thought no good could come of it.
Forum: A6 Murders 06-04-2018, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
According to the report in 1966 in the Sunday...

According to the report in 1966 in the Sunday Telegraph, David Lewis a doctor/surgeon at Bedford General Hospital was present at the funeral.

Mary Lanz was driven to the funeral by her son Ian, who...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-30-2018, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
I agree with Alfie's quick summary above that...

I agree with Alfie's quick summary above that Woffinden's book is the most comprehensive of the three you have named, and the most comprehensive of all books written on the subject.

I would...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-24-2018, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
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...
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