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ohn F. Wake investigates the seedier side of Victorian life in Cardiff. As a former police officer, he approaches his research as investigations, and questions the motives and sentencing of the time. An absorbing, informative, and entertaining read.

PREFACE
THE TOWN CENTRE WORLD OF THE RICH
CARDIFF'S RISE TO FAME… AND RISE IN CRIME
POLICING THE POPULATION INCREASE
POLICING THE STREETS
POLICING BUTE STREET THROUGH THE YEARS
BEAT DUTIES
POLICE VANS
HEROES OR VILLAINS? THE POLICE ON TRIAL
CHARTING THE GROWTH OF CARDIFF
HORRORS OF THE DEAD HOUSE
WIFE-BEATING
THE QUESTION NEVER ASKED
CHILDREN IN SOCIETY
THE SCOURGE OF ALCOHOL
SUNDAY DRINKING ON THE SOUTH SIDE
RELIGION IN THE BACKSTREETS
SANITATION
DUNGEON'S DISEASE
THE BULL RING
BICYCLES
DARKEST CARDIFF MARY ANN STREET - 1840-90S
WHEN SEVERN'S SWEEPING FLOOD HAD OVERTHROWN - 1842
TROUBLE AT THE HOUSE OF BLAZES
NOAH'S ARK MURDER! - 1850
TIMOTHY HARRINGTON'S MYSTERIOUS DYING DECLARATION - 1853
CONSULATES IN CARDIFF
DISTURBING DEATH IN WINDSOR PLACE - 1860
BUTE STREET'S LOST POLICE STATION - C.1860-90
KNIFE CRIME AND 'FOREIGNERS' - 1860S
ANOTHER SENSELESS BABY DEATH - 1860
A DAY IN THE TOWN MAGISTRATES' COURT - 1861 & 1905
CORPSE IN DEAD HOUSE FOR THREE WEEKS - 1861
DINAH PEARSON: MURDERER? - 1864
A MURDERED MAN'S DYING DECLARATION - 1869
MYSTERIOUS DROWNING OF SGT. HOWARD - 1869
A TALE OF LOVE AND DEATH - C.1870
WALKING A HARD BEAT - 1870
VISITING A MARY ANN STREET HOUSE - 1870-90S
MONSTER MOGFORD: BABY MURDERER? - 1881
CARDIFF'S FIRST POLICE DOG - 1885-93
TOMMY IRONS: THE FRIENDLESS MAN - 1888
BACKSTREET PUBS - 1888
ELECTION RIOT - 1888
STREET OF SHAME: FLAGON ALLEY - 1888-1909
FRONT-LINE OFFICERS' PROBLEMS -1891
THE PROBLEM OF FIRE - 1891
WOMEN ARE SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS: TROLLOP LANE - 1893
WOMAN ON FIRE - 1895
INSPECTOR BEN DAVIES OF THE BUTE STREET NICK - 1895-1909
SUDDEN DEATH IN LOVE LANE - 1895
THE ELLEN O'BRIAN HORROR - 1903
BRUTAL WIFE-BEATING LEADS TO MURDER - 1903
KATHLEEN'S STORY A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT BY CHERYL O'BRIEN
ENDNOTE - A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSPECTIVE

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2019
October 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
268
Pages
PUBLISHER
Wordcatcher Publishing
SIZE
11.6
MB

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