A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
Metropolitan Murders
An examination of Five Grisly 20th Century London Crimes with Robert Stephenson

Sunday 10th October 2021 at 3:30 pm

Join historian Robert Stephenson (aka Dr Death) as he re-evaluates five high-profile London murders, which set the nation talking and ended with the abrupt tightening of a noose of rope.

Hear the shocking stories of wife-dismemberer Dr Hawley Crippen, who became the first criminal to be apprehended via the then cutting-edge technology of the telegram, as he and his lover attempted to flee to Canada by ocean liner; paranoiac fraudster John Haigh who disposed of his six victims’ bodies in a bath of sulphuric acid; Timothy Evans, who was the hapless victim of a miscarriage of justice when he was wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife; serial murderer and alleged necrophiliac John Christie, the real killer of Evans’s wife and at least seven others at his infamous 10 Rillington Place address; and gun-toting sex worker Ruth Ellis, who shot her lover outside a pub in Hampstead. The last four of these murderers met their end at the hands of Britain’s last hangman Albert Pierrepoint before the abolition of the death penalty in 1965.

Tickets £12 including a 20% donation toward a host of restoration projects at Kensal Green Cemetery.

Robert Stephenson
Robert Stephenson is a qualified City of London Culture and Heritage guide and a trustee at Kensal Green and Brompton cemeteries. He teaches on London and death studies. Robert is also chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends.

Image credit - Collage created by Suzette Field from public domain images of Dr Hawley Crippen and John Haigh.

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