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#394824 - 13th Mar 2010 10:27pm Does anyone remember?
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My mum told me years abo about 2 elderly sisters who owned a shop somewhere near that Saddle Inn Pub in Wallasey. One day they were in the shop alone and this youth (could have been their son) beat them up, murdered them and nailed them to the floor! This was years ago, so it just shows. Does anyone remember this? confused

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#394835 - 13th Mar 2010 11:15pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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It was April/ May 1978 and it was on Greenwood Lane. The murderer was (I think) their lodger. They had been usherettes at one of the old Wallasey cinemas years before.

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#394838 - 13th Mar 2010 11:37pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: Roslynmuse]
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#394840 - 13th Mar 2010 11:40pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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I don't remember anything else, apart from the horrific detail Aegean referred to (the nailing to the floor). I think they lived in a corner house (Greenwood Lane/Brook Street on the Martin's Lane side).

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#394843 - 14th Mar 2010 12:05am Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Yes, it was a corner house (shop?) Apparently they had been found after a few days and their skin had stretched taut, sorry about that if its too graphic!

I was slated for mentioning this once where I used to work, no-one believed me!


Edited by aegean (14th Mar 2010 12:07am)

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#394990 - 14th Mar 2010 8:29pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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this was more 73, it was around the same time as a girl got attacked by a hammer in the street. They thought it was linked at the time.

*edited she was attacked by someone with a hammer, not just a random hammer on its own, lol. *


Edited by jedimindtricks (14th Mar 2010 8:32pm)

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#394998 - 14th Mar 2010 8:41pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: jedimindtricks]
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Yes, my Mum said that at the time there was someone going round Seacombe attacking women known as the 'hammer man', awful isnt it?! Her and her sisters were frightened to go to Bingo!!

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#395029 - 14th Mar 2010 9:56pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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I remember that this particular double murder took place in 1978 for personal reasons. But there may well have been something equally horrific in 73.

Another one I recall was a body being found in the lake in Central Park, possibly 76 or 77. There's clearly been a lot of violent crime in Wallasey.

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#395033 - 14th Mar 2010 10:02pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: Roslynmuse]
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I remember not so long ago the story of someone found hanging in the swings in Earlston Park (by library), very sad but imagine if you were the person to find this scene? Dont remember the one in the lake.

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#395095 - 15th Mar 2010 9:31am Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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yes it was on the corner of brook close/greenwood lane. i lived in brook close for 5 years and was told this story. used to be a shop but is now a flat/house.

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#550290 - 21st Jul 2011 8:36pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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Thanks goodness someone else remembers the Hammer Man! I remember it at the time (though was very young then) and then talking about it as a teenager with friends. I was beginning to think we had made it up! blush

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#550394 - 22nd Jul 2011 9:35am Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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The Hammer man was around in 1971 or 72, he attacked a girl in Marsden Road just before Christmas,fortunateley she survived OK, at the time I lived in Poole Road, just around the corner from where the attack took place. The police visited and interviewed me 3 times as the attack took place at the same time as I was coming home from my mates house. I think the bloke that done it was from Seacombe where a couple of other attacks took place, as far as I know he was caught and sent down.

Dave

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#550425 - 22nd Jul 2011 10:18am Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: abcdefgh]
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I remember a body being found in Claredon Road who was a victim of 'The Hammer Man'.My dad (as was every male over a certain age)was interviewed by the Police.

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#550469 - 22nd Jul 2011 12:32pm Re: Does anyone remember? [Re: Bezzymate]
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Think the one in central park was done by a lad named Roberts who coincidently had a brother who also murdered someone. They were strange even as kids.

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