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Old 11-18-2018, 07:05 AM
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The telephone number was prominently displayed near the club’s notice board.
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Interesting piece. Do you have part 2 and the programme that claims to have new evidence?
Before we continue, there is one piece of EVIDENCE about that, which must be mentioned, and digested.

Until Jonathan Goodman uttered the words "Richard Gordon Parry" in Part 2 of the broadcast, the name had never before appeared in print or been broadcast in relation to the Wallace Case. The alternative suspect had always previously been referred to as "Mr. X" or otherwise concealed, owing to the libel laws.

On the day of the broadcast, the Liverpool Echo had run a piece on it, stating that the name of "Mr.X" would finally be revealed.

Half an hour before the broadcast, the telephone on Roger Wilkes's desk rang. The conversation went like this.

"I've just seen the piece in the Echo tonight"
"Oh yes"
"Is your Mr X really Mr P ?"
"Yes"
"Parry ?"
"Yes"
"What do you know about the car?"
"What car?"
"The car Parry used"
"I can't prove he did have a car"
"Well, he did. How would you fancy talking to someone who saw the car straight after the murder?"
"You're joking, of course."
"No, I'm not. I can put you in touch with the bloke who washed the car out after Parry done the murder"
"Tonight ?"
"No way"

Conscious of the rapidly-approaching broadcast, and that he would be chairing a round-table discussion and phone-in, Wilkes took the caller's details, and had to terminate the call.

'Who killed Julia? - Part 2 - a tale of two suspects'
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I've not been following the Wallace Case threads, so all this may have been mentioned previously, but with reference to the post in which Roger Wilkes takes a phone-call from someone who claims to know the man who washed Parry's car. Was this man called John Parkes?

This name is included in a short piece on the murder written by Colin Wilson and included in a paperback collection edited by John Canning titled 'Murders and Mysteries', published in 1987.

If this is all old news as far as this thread is concerned, then I crave indulgence!

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I've not been following the Wallace Case threads, so all this may have been mentioned previously, but with reference to the post in which Roger Wilkes takes a phone-call from someone who claims to know the man who washed Parry's car. Was this man called John Parkes?
It is very important, Graham, that we get the precise sequence of events fixed in our mind.

So please bear with me.
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The final part of the 20th January 1981 broadcast, a live round-table discussion and phone-in (the reliability of telephones seemed little better than in 1931 !)

Pay particular attention to the contribution of Leslie Williamson, the first caller.

Regrettably, neither Williamson himself, nor the panel, were aware in 1981 of his possible significance...

'Who killed Julia? - the phone-in'
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Having listened to both parts, coupled with what I have read, my instinct would be that Julia Wallace was not murdered by her husband.

Reasons:
a) timings make Wallace being the killer unlikely.
b) Wallace had no motive.
c) if it had been Wallace, the chess match would have been a less suspicious alibi - no need for strange calls.
d) He chose to die rather than extend his life without his wife.
e) There is at least one suspect against whom a better case could be made.

Still need to review further, but initial thoughts are above.
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Having listened to both parts, coupled with what I have read, my instinct would be that Julia Wallace was not murdered by her husband.

Reasons:
a) timings make Wallace being the killer unlikely.
And it only became at all 'possible', after both the pathologist and the milk-boy had changed their initial opinions, after conferring with the Police, to open up a tiny window of opportunity, wherein Wallace could 'possibly' have committed the crime.
b) Wallace had no motive.
The Crown candidly admitted that in their opening speech.
c) if it had been Wallace, the chess match would have been a less suspicious alibi - no need for strange calls.
The counter-argument, and indeed the whole thrust of the Prosecution, was that Wallace had concocted 'Qualtrough' and 'Menlove Gardens East' himself, to throw the Police off his scent, by suggesting there was an alternative murderer.
d) He chose to die rather than extend his life without his wife.
Quite moving testimony, from someone who knew Wallace professionally, and was still clearly moved by it 50 years later.
e) There is at least one suspect against whom a better case could be made.
That's a fair statement, and we will examine that case shortly.
Still need to review further, but initial thoughts are above.
Thanks for your initial thoughts.
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Thanks for your initial thoughts.
And thanks for your comments. Whoever the killer, there are unanswered questions. Maybe ColdCase's book will supply fuller information.
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Situated next to the phone kiosk, the Central Chess Club 2nd Class schedule
(photographed by the Police, soon after the murder)

Does everyone (or anyone) understand its meaning?

You can answer either from the position as a member of the tournament, and a chess aficionado, or not - as the case may be...
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Situated next to the phone kiosk, the Central Chess Club 2nd Class schedule
(photographed by the Police, soon after the murder)

Does everyone (or anyone) understand its meaning?

You can answer either from the position as a member of the tournament, and a chess aficionado, or not - as the case may be...
Walsh was the best player. Lol
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