Bilstone Gibbet

In Leicestershire, along a minor road to the village of Bilstone. A little unknown piece of local history has stood for over 200 years. A Gibbet. Used only once for a rare, tragic murder in the village. Location Located along Gibbet Lane, just outside Bilstone Village. It is standing by the side of a little lay-by. It can be…… Continue reading Bilstone Gibbet

The Last Man In England To Be Gibbeted, James Cook.

May 1832, in the busy town centre of Leicester, the brutal murder of John Paas took place. The killing is particularly worthy of note, not merely for the horrific circumstances which accompanied it, but the other factors surrounding the incident. Join The Leicester Chronicle as we explore the story of the last man in England to…… Continue reading The Last Man In England To Be Gibbeted, James Cook.