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Forum: A6 Murders Yesterday, 02:13 AM
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What's happened to the picture house mentioned on...

What's happened to the picture house mentioned on page 122 of Woff's book? And why hasn't Woff mentioned the traffic island or the railings?

Woff had access to Hanratty's original statement to his...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-08-2018, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
I've even tracked down what each cinema was...

I've even tracked down what each cinema was showing on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd August 1961 . The Odeon had "Flame on the Streets", The Plaza had "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and the...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-07-2018, 02:57 PM
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The Odeon became Apollo Bingo and there were two...

The Odeon became Apollo Bingo and there were two other cinemas on the High Street in 1961, The Regal and The PLaza, see posts 45 and 50 above.
Forum: A6 Murders 09-07-2018, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Here some pics of a double decker delivered in...

Here some pics of a double decker delivered in March 1961. (http://mttrust.co.uk/crosville-dfb-43-256-sfm/4546661446) Possibly the one that conveyed Jim back to the Pool in July 1961.

Charlie...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-04-2018, 10:17 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
I’m not sure that’s a valid inference. If you...

I’m not sure that’s a valid inference. If you look at the sketched map one leaves the coach station and then pass Woolies and a picture house before turning right onto the road upon which the...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-04-2018, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
I have now acquired access to (most of, some of...

I have now acquired access to (most of, some of page 28 and page 29 is missing, as is the plan referred to) the 1975 Hawser Report wherein the location of Ingledene is referred to as...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-23-2018, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Woffinden’s account on page 60 might be more...

Woffinden’s account on page 60 might be more accurate.

“On the morning of the 11th, Acott, who’d based himself from the outset in Bedford, conferred with colleagues at Scotland Yard. A special...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 01:24 PM
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Derrick, who gives the impression of being au...

Derrick, who gives the impression of being au fait with all the ins and outs of William Lee's Matlock sighting, has it as above.

I've asked Derrick as to where one can see Lee's statement but he has...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Some Hanrattyites contend that 847BHN was...

Some Hanrattyites contend that 847BHN was correctly sighted by William Lee in Matlock either at 8.30 am (per Derrick and Sherlock Houses) 6.30 am (per the Court of Appeal and everyone else) with the...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-08-2018, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
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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Posted By Spitfire
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.
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