Criminal past restaged
LOVEHISTORY, the producers of the
popular 'Catacombs of Liverpool's Dark History' series and the
City's most animated storytellers, will once again set to delve deeper into
Liverpool's gruesome history to bring its criminal past to stage for St David's
Church Friday Café Childwall.
The café will play host to a morning of crime, murder and mystery, on Friday, 2
September 2016, between 10am and 12 noon, re-enacting some of Liverpool's most
notorious crimes. A team of versatile actors in period costume, will transport
you back to the gruesome setting of the past with the infamous criminal stories.
The slums of Victorian Liverpool were a breeding ground for the criminal
underworld, vice, fraud, violence and murder, a place where the morally corrupt
would prey upon their victims and spread terror throughout the City. Liverpool
crimes also involved the cunning, those that opposed violence and instead used
their sharp wit to deceive.
Elizabeth Kirkbride, known as the baby killer will return to relive the
horrifying tales and concealment of her new born babies.
The Liverpool Bank Robbery of 1878 relives the tale of a shrewder and more
calculated plan where a young bank clerk, William Ohlman almost got away with
the sum of £15,000, as he tried to escape the City with his mistress, Miss
Mclean who vanished without trace.
The case of 'The Burning Woman' exposes the alcohol fuelled rage,
when in 1884, a young prostitute Mary McNamara was burned alive during a
horrific domestic dispute.
This event is the latest in a series of 1st Friday of the month, community
events run at the church café. They were set up using some of the Mayoral
Neighbourhood Fund allocation for local Councillors Jeremy Wolfson, Frank Hont
and Liz Parsons and has run successfully for more than 3 years.
Councillor Wolfson said:- "We have had some very popular sessions, but any
aspect of local history always attracts a lot of interest. This latest event,
which marks something of a departure from our usual format, will look at some of
the darker side of Liverpool's past, but will be done in a fascinating and
entertaining way. Lovehistory have been a big hit at St George's Hall and we
would like to thank the Hall's manager Alan Smith who has helped us stage this