St George’s Hall’s famous Concert Room is set to host to an evening of crime, murder and mystery on Friday 8th of April, re-enacting four of Liverpool’s most notorious and horrific crimes.
Lovehistory Ltd, producers of the popular ’Catacombs of Liverpool’s Dark History’ series and Liverpool’s premier historic storytellers, are once again set to delve deeper into Liverpool’s gruesome history to bring its criminal past to the stage in Lovehistory Loves Crime!
The Liverpool Bank Robbery of 1878 relives the tale of a shrewd and calculated plan where a young bank clerk, William Ohlman almost got away with the sum of £15,000 as he tried to escape the city with his mistress, Miss Mclean who subsequently vanished without trace. This infamous bank robbery stunned the well-to-do of the city, who perceived bank robbers to be violent, hooded men with guns or knives. This was clean, well planned but unfortunately for Ohlman, it was found out..
The slums of Victorian Liverpool were a breeding ground for the criminal underworld, vice, violence and murder, areas of the city where the morally corrupt would prey upon their victims. The Case of the Burning Woman exposes the alcohol fuelled rage when in 1884 a young prostitute, Mary McNamara, was burned alive during a horrific domestic dispute that left many questioning the savagery that existed in some of the poorest areas of the city.
The inexplicable and shocking Redcross Street Murder, created a media sensation around the country in 1895 and would be treated as a hate crime in 2016. On the 19th of February 1895 a young and bloodied man, George Needham, screamed his way through the streets of Liverpool reporting a murder had occurred…“A man did it !“, he shouted as by passers tried to assist him. The trial of William Miller, the ex-lodger of the murdered Edward Moyse, heard how Miller began an unprovoked and frenzied attack upon Moyse that left him dead and Needham fighting for his life!
The Trial of Elizabeth Kirkbride in 1877 was one that caused distress and shock amongst all who heard the case. A widowed school-teacher living in Tuebrook, Elizabeth Kirkbride was arrested following the discovery of the three bodies of infant children in her previous address. When the police investigated further, what was to unfold caused outrage and anger and calls for justice against the baby-killer, Elizabeth Kirkbride. Her silence and reluctance to give any explanation as to circumstances surrounding the deaths has baffled many and remains a mystery to this day.
These shocking tales are guaranteed to chill you to the bone. Join us for more from our serious of Lovehistory Loves!