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Lawrence Fowler hanged for murder 04.09.1925

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just something a bit different, I've been reading about the Sheffield gang wars in the 1920's

 

In the book by J.P. Bean there is a copy of a letter written by Lawrence Fowler two days before he was hanged, one of two brothers executed for the murder of William Plommer during the Sheffield gang wars in 1925

 

Just a little aside, see the last line bottom left, he has clearly written "Play up Wednesday" at the end of the letter, he couldn't have been all that bad

Lawrance Fowler letter 02.09.1925.jpg

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‘Play up Wendesday

 

A hangable offence in any century.

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Murder most foul...

Let's get Inspector Thomas Craig on the case....

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90 percent of our players and our current manager want to think themselves kicking you can no longer be hung for thieving as they have been stealing a living all season.

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You just know the EFL are reading this and ticking another 10 point deduction. 

 

 

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It's a good book, well worth reading.  Sheffield’s very own Peaky Blinders, with the Park Brigade and the Mooney Gang.

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Lucky ********

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It’s surreal to think of a tommy Shelby character going through the same football angst as us 100 years later. 
 

Shows what a responsibility it is to get things right both at a club like this but also football in general. 

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48 minutes ago, cowl said:

‘Play up Wendesday

 

A hangable offence in any century.

 

Must be related to John Helm 

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Charlie Peace was stirring things up  in the gang wars in the 1880s and was eventually hanged  for killing a policeman.His gang was also around Darnall .There was reference to footy in a play about him  at the Crucible theatre and I'd assume it it must have been Wednesday as piggies had not been born . Think it was ' Life and times of Charlie Peace.'.

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Well, I needed cheering up, and this story was just the tonic!

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He should have this EFL independent panel presiding over his case.

 

He would still be alive now waiting for the verdict.

 

:Chansiri:

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15 minutes ago, ChinaOwl said:

He should have this EFL independent panel presiding over his case.

 

He would still be alive now waiting for the verdict.

 

:Chansiri:

Knowing the EFL they would only hear any appeal after you were hung.

 

 

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Knew the fowler's  used to work with son he is my Daughters godfather have not seen him in yearsl

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Read the book really good insight to how Sheffield was back in the day, moonies from west bar, park brigade park hill, celler grate gang from walkley. throwing rings on sky edge, peaky blinders and gangs of London ffs 😂

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13 hours ago, akitaowl said:

Knew the fowler's  used to work with son he is my Daughters godfather have not seen him in yearsl


Now you know the reason you haven’t seen him for so long....WTF:

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I've heard of the Sheffield gangs but didn't realise how big it was. 

 

Definitely going to have more of a read on it. 

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