My ‘blogging’ day out this week has a rather macabre and sinister theme to it – however the topic focusses on an important cultural,social and extremely interesting aspect of London’s history.
The theme is London’s most notorious ‘Public Execution Sites’, and my research has taken me to the following historic locations:- Elms
* Tyburn Tree (Marble Arch)
* Elms – (Smithfield)
* Newgate Prison – (Old Bailey)
* Tower Hill – (north of the Tower of London)
* Lincoln’s Inn Fields – (Holborn)
* The ‘Elms’ – (Smithfield)
* St.Paul’s Churchyard – (opp St.Paul’s Cathedral)
* Banqueting House – (Whitehall)
* Charing Cross – (Station)
* Old Palace Yard – (Westminster)
* Kennington Common – (nr the Oval)
* Execution Dock – (Wapping)
Whilst walking in the steps of the incarcerated ‘Pirates’ down in darkest Wapping – I popped in to the ‘Prospect of Whitby’ pub, for one last ‘flaggon of ale’ before meeting my fate.
I have provided brief ‘historic facts’ about each site, to each individual photo – which I found really interesting – hope you do too.
ps – dont have nightmares!!!