Gallery: Helena Normanton Blue Plaque Unveiled

Lady Hale unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate pioneering woman barrister Helena Normanton at Doughty Street Chambers, London.

Helena Florence Normanton – whose story is fondly told in Judith Bourne’s Helena Normanton and the Opening of the Bar to Women – was the first woman to be admitted to an Inn of Court (Middle Temple), to practice at the Bar, to appear in the High Court of Justice and Old Bailey, and one of the first two women to be made a member of King’s Counsel (Rose Heilbron being the other).… Read more “Gallery: Helena Normanton Blue Plaque Unveiled”

Gallery: Stony Ground Launches

Michael Crowley visited Australia to launch his new title The Stony Ground: The Remembered Life of Convict James Ruse. The photographs are with kind permission of Margaret McLennan (bar the last one).

Michael Crowley talks about the transported convict James Ruse and reads from his book The Stony Ground – watch now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pynSDrFGUA&t=1855sRead more “Gallery: Stony Ground Launches”

Gallery: Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story? Launch

Over 120 people attended the launch of reformed offender turned youth worker Andi Brierley’s book. In the process, over £1,400 was raised through sales of the book for Martin House Hospice for terminally-ill children.

Andi is now helping countless others to avoid the mistakes he made.… Read more “Gallery: Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story? Launch”

The Trial and Conviction of Ronald Castree for the Murder of Lesley Molseed

30 August 2017, by Michael O’Connell

Ronald Castree

In my book Delusions of Innocence (Waterside Press, 2017) I describe how, following the release of Stefan Kiszko, who was wrongly convicted of that murder in 1976 in one of the UK’s most tragic miscarriages of justice, the police continued to keep the case under review.… Read more “The Trial and Conviction of Ronald Castree for the Murder of Lesley Molseed”

Gallery: The Tottenham Outrage and Walthamstow Tram Chase

Geoff Barton’s book The Tottenham Outrage and Walthamstow Tram Chase was launched at the Royal Oak, Highams Park, London. The venue is near to where the chase ended and the launch was held on its anniversary.

Find out more about the book and order online at The Tottenham Outrage and Walthamstow Tram Chase.… Read more “Gallery: The Tottenham Outrage and Walthamstow Tram Chase”