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#300437 - 14th Mar 2009 7:28pm Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region
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Hi. If anyone is interested in the more dark and macabre past of our fascinating region, then I bring your attention to a few books on the topic



'Criminal Wirral' is an intriguing and entertaining collection of some of the strangest, most despicable and comical crimes that took place on the Wirral peninsula from the Victorian era up until the early twentieth century. Daniel K. Longman's painstaking research has uncovered many fascinating cases that have been long forgotten, and he sheds new light on local causes celebres. The tales are supported by a number of maps with many contemporary and modern photographs, which help to bring these events and the people featured in them back to life. 'Criminal Wirral' will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the darker side of Wirral's history.




Fresh from his research into the dark side of Wirral's history, in his first book 'Criminal Wirral', Daniel K. Longman has plunged back into a brand new selection of terrible and tragic tales. Rather than focusing on crime, he looks at accidents and disasters from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century - in the countryside and in the towns, and in Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port's chemical factories. From the sad to the spectacular, from overdoses and omnibus crashes to the most incredible unintentional firework display the region has ever seen, this book ranges widely to bring together a collection of stories to fascinate and enthrall all those who know the Wirral peninsula.



Thirty-one more chilling crimes from the Victorian and Edwardian eras with cases ranging from the mummified remains of am elderly woman in Hope Place, to Tuebrook baby-killer Elizabeth Kirkbride. The tales are supported by a number of maps with many contemporary and modern photographs, which help to bring these macabre events and the people featured in them back to life.



'Criminal Wirral II' reveals even more of the strangest, most despicable and comical crimes that took place on the Wirral peninsula from the Victorian era up until the early twentieth century. Daniel K. Longman's intricate research has uncovered many more fascinating cases that have been long forgotten, such as the New Brighton murderer Felix Spicer of 1890, and the sad case of the teenage bride who drowned in rather mysterious circumstances in Birkenhead Park.'Criminal Wirral II' will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the darker side of Wirral's history.

Just thought I'd give them a mention wink


Edited by Mark (14th Mar 2009 7:45pm)
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#300444 - 14th Mar 2009 7:48pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
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Is this just a Plug for your books ?

DKL88 ? Daniel K Longman ?

Ive moved this topic to the "Information Request Forum".
Where only registered members can the above.
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#300457 - 14th Mar 2009 8:12pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: Mark]
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lol, sort of a plug, but I only just found this site today. Don't know how I missed it. I'll be deffo be contributing and reading as this a great little site for local info.

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#300462 - 14th Mar 2009 8:17pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
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Naughty boy Dan lol.
I know forums where you'd have been banned for that. Lucky our glorious leader is more forgiving than most wink
Welcome aboard anyway laugh
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#300471 - 14th Mar 2009 8:29pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: scoops]
DanLongman Offline
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I'm sorry, I'm sorry, forgive me, I'm new smile

Thanks for the welcome Scops!

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#300473 - 14th Mar 2009 8:30pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: scoops]
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Originally Posted By: scoops
Naughty boy Dan lol.
I know forums where you'd have been banned for that. Lucky our glorious leader is more forgiving than most wink
Welcome aboard anyway laugh
All hail our great and glorious leader! bowdown bowdown bowdown bowdown bowdown

Sorry...not trying to put you off or anything...get yourself on the New Members posting so we can all say Howdy! and let us know how you got here smile
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#300475 - 14th Mar 2009 8:36pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: MissGuided]
DanLongman Offline
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Eeek, where's the New Members thread?

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#300478 - 14th Mar 2009 8:56pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
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Originally Posted By: DKL88
Eeek, where's the New Members thread?


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#300488 - 14th Mar 2009 9:05pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
angie Offline
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I love these books only one I have,nt got is criminal wirral 2 just tried to order from amazon but it is not released til May the Tom Slemens books are brill too they give you another side to Wirral which is so interesting.
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#300501 - 14th Mar 2009 9:20pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: angie]
DanLongman Offline
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Thank you Angie. Most kind of you. Tom Slemen's are an excellent read too, although a pinch of salt may be required.

Cheers Bert!

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#300672 - 15th Mar 2009 2:59am Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
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Well Dan now that you have your "plug" you best start contributing.

Welcome, anyway.

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#300697 - 15th Mar 2009 12:05pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: mindplayer]
DanLongman Offline
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Have posted a little intro. smile

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#300725 - 15th Mar 2009 1:21pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
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Impressive forewords Dan smile
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#300752 - 15th Mar 2009 4:32pm Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: MissGuided]
DanLongman Offline
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It's hard to pick who would be a good foreword. The Chief Constable said no, Paui O'Grady is too busy. I'll have to get Daniel Craig next time cool

Think he would? laugh

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#300941 - 16th Mar 2009 7:01am Re: Dark and Macabre Past of ourFascinating Region [Re: DanLongman]
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Looks like our Daniel is a bit of a "star", have a look at this: website http://www.chrishigh.com/reviews/books/criminal_wirral_reviewed.htm

Plus he has his own website:
www.danielklongman.com

Well done Daniel, it is good to see young people from Birkenhead forging ahead. You are certainly an inspiration for many others.

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