Henry Burstow in Horsham - 6 April, 1844

from Reminiscences of Horsham, pages 63-64:

Another public exhibition of barbarity, also the last of its kind at Horsham, took place on the 6th April, 1844, when John Lawrence was hanged for the murder of Mr. Solomon, superintendent of Police at Brighton. [...] Lawrence's execution was fixed for Saturday, 6th April, at 12 o'clock noon, the day of Horsham Teg Fair this year; April 5th, the usual fair day, being Good Friday. East Street, from Park Street right up past the Gaol, was thronged with people, estimated at about 3,000, including myself, all waiting to see the sight; many of them had walked in long distances and from all …   more >>
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Henry Burstow, Reminiscences of Horsham (Horsham, September, 1911), p. 63-64. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432906430599 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Horsham


Henry Burstow
Bellringer, Shoemaker

Listening to

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a Last Dying Confession

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 April, 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 29 May 2015 14:33:50 +0100