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Image for Highway Robbery - Boxmoor Common, Hertsview gallery

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Infamous Crime ScenesHighway Robbery - Boxmoor Common, Herts

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On 11 March 1802, highwayman Robert Snooks was hanged at the scene of his crime on Boxmoor for the robbery and murder of a postboy. Snooks was the last man to be executed in England for highway robbery. The Trustees placed a grave marker in 1904. St John's Church in Boxmoor was built, in 1874, on land the Trust had provided in 1829.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: never

Image for Handley Page HP.52 Hampden - Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, UK.view gallery

NN22.4 km

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Plane Crash SitesHandley Page HP.52 Hampden - Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire, UK.

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This was a wartime crash of a bomber returning to base. However, it appears to have been many miles off course.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HitchinLookers

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/15/2011

last visited: 8/7/2011

Image for Wellington B.J. 879 of 26 OTU - Mursley Water Tower, Whaddon Road, Mursley, Buckinghamshire, UKview gallery

NWNW22.4 km

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Plane Crash SitesWellington B.J. 879 of 26 OTU - Mursley Water Tower, Whaddon Road, Mursley, Buckinghamshire, UK

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This water tower has a blue plaque in memorial to the crew who lost their lives when their plane crashed into it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 9/20/2014

Image for The Notorious A6 Murder - James Hanratty - Deadman's Hill, Nr Clophill, Bedfordshire, UKview gallery

NN28.5 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesThe Notorious A6 Murder - James Hanratty - Deadman's Hill, Nr Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK

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This layby is where the infamous murder of Michael Gregsten at Deadman's Hill on the A6, near the village of Clophill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 11/7/2009

Image for 1992 Windsor Castle Fire -- Windsor, Berkshire, UKview gallery

SS35.9 km

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Famous Fires1992 Windsor Castle Fire -- Windsor, Berkshire, UK

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Fire broke out at Windsor Castle on 20 Nov 1992, causing over 36 billion GBP in damage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/28/2016

last visited: 6/16/2018

Image for Hanslope Park Tragedy 1912view gallery

NWNW37.8 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesHanslope Park Tragedy 1912

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murder of Squire Watts

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 2/1/2008

last visited: never

Image for Bedford School Fire - Pemberley Avenue, Bedford, UKview gallery

NN38.5 km

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Famous FiresBedford School Fire - Pemberley Avenue, Bedford, UK

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In 1979 a devastating fire ripped through Bedford School.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/22/2008

last visited: never

Image for Plane Crash St Margaret’s Hertfordshire 1954view gallery

EE40.9 km

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Plane Crash SitesPlane Crash St Margaret’s Hertfordshire 1954

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In the grounds of St Margaret’s church is a log taken from the nearby vicarage garden that has an aircraft fragment from a crashed Canberra bomber embedded in it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/18/2010

last visited: never

Image for British European Airways Flight 548 Trident, Staines, UKview gallery

SS41.2 km

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Plane Crash SitesBritish European Airways Flight 548 Trident, Staines, UK

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Site of a fatal crash involving a Trident 1C near Heathrow Airport in 1972.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/15/2011

last visited: never

Image for Sir Edward Henry Assassination Attempt - Sheffield Terrace, London, UKview gallery

SESE43.3 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesSir Edward Henry Assassination Attempt - Sheffield Terrace, London, UK

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This English Heritage blue plaque indicates that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Edward Henry, "lived here 1903 - 1920". In November, 1912 Sir Edward was shot as he answered the door at his home in Sheffield Terrace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/14/2016

last visited: never

Image for The Potton Poisoner, Wrestlingworth, Beds, UKview gallery

NENE44.6 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesThe Potton Poisoner, Wrestlingworth, Beds, UK

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The final scene of crime of Sarah Dazley, the last woman to be hanged outside Bedford Gaol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2010

last visited: never

Image for 7/7/2005 Underground Bombing Attacks  -  London, England, UKview gallery

SESE45.1 km

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Infamous Crime Scenes7/7/2005 Underground Bombing Attacks - London, England, UK

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Now known as the 7/7 Terrorist attacks, four suicide bombers set off a coordinated attack of bombs in London on July 7, 2005...three in the Underground and one on a bus killing 26 people.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/13/2012

last visited: 7/17/2015

Image for Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop -- 186 Fleet Street, City of London, UKview gallery

SESE46.5 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesSweeney Todd's Barber Shop -- 186 Fleet Street, City of London, UK

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The location of the shop owned and operated by Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, later the home of the Dundee Courier newspaper

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/20/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

Image for Assassination of Michael O'Dwyer  -  London, UKview gallery

SESE46.5 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesAssassination of Michael O'Dwyer - London, UK

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Sir Michael O'Dwyer was Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in India from 1912 until 1919 and was assassinated here at Caxton Hall on 3/13/1940.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/3/2012

last visited: 6/10/2017

Image for Sharnbrook Station Railway Disaster - Bedfordshire, UKview gallery

NN46.8 km

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Railway Disaster SitesSharnbrook Station Railway Disaster - Bedfordshire, UK

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Sharnbrook Station was the site where a horrific railway disaster occurred on 4th February 1909. The railway line is part of the Midland Railway in the area and is a mainline.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/7/2010

last visited: never

Image for The Great Fire of 1834 - Palace of Westminster - London, U. K.view gallery

SESE46.8 km

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Famous FiresThe Great Fire of 1834 - Palace of Westminster - London, U. K.

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Fire in the Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/19/2011

last visited: 2/9/2019

Image for Terror Attack at British Parliament - London, England, UKview gallery

SESE46.8 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesTerror Attack at British Parliament - London, England, UK

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A terrorist attack kills 3 and injures several at the Parliament Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/24/2017

last visited: 3/2/2019

Image for Great Fire of London 1666  -  London, England, UKview gallery

SESE47 km

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Famous FiresGreat Fire of London 1666 - London, England, UK

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The Museum of London has a permanent exhibit concerning the 1666 Great Fire of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/28/2011

last visited: 7/20/2016

Image for Great Fire of London - The Monument, London, UKview gallery

SESE48.1 km

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Famous FiresGreat Fire of London - The Monument, London, UK

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The Monument to the Great Fire of London - 1666. All around was destroyed by the fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/14/2011

last visited: 2/2/2018

Image for Tower of London Fire - October 31, 1841 - London, United Kingdomview gallery

SESE48.6 km

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Famous FiresTower of London Fire - October 31, 1841 - London, United Kingdom

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This sign marks the fire that occurred in the Grand Storehouse at the Tower of London on 31 October, 1841 in London, United Kingdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/21/2013

last visited: 2/10/2019

Image for Vickers Wellington Bomber X9905 - Corn Way, London, UKview gallery

SESE49.6 km

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Plane Crash SitesVickers Wellington Bomber X9905 - Corn Way, London, UK

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This blue plaque, erected by Waltham Forest Heritage, marks the location where Harrow Green School used to stand. It was destroyed in 1942 when a Wellington Bomber crashed into it killing all six onboard and five members of the ARP located here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/19/2015

last visited: never

Image for Surrey Docks Fire, 1940, London, UKview gallery

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Famous FiresSurrey Docks Fire, 1940, London, UK

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The fire resulting from German air raids on Surrey Docks on the first night of the Blitz, 7 September 1940, is commemorated by a plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/1/2012

last visited: 1/22/2012

Image for Ponds Manor, Clavering, Essex, UK – Sarah Chesham (Sally Arsenic)view gallery

EE52.9 km

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Infamous Crime ScenesPonds Manor, Clavering, Essex, UK – Sarah Chesham (Sally Arsenic)

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The murderous activities of Sarah Chesham, also known as Sally Arsenic, at Ponds Manor, Clavering, led to the changing of the laws on the sale of poisons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/16/2011

last visited: never

Image for Cutty Sark - Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, UKview gallery

SESE54.1 km

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Famous FiresCutty Sark - Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, UK

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The Cutty Sark is probably the best known tea clipper in the United Kingdom if not the world. In May 2007, whilst undergoing renovation, a fire started and caused serious, but recoverable, damage to the hull.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/15/2012

last visited: 2/10/2019

Image for Mission 48 - Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, UKview gallery

NN55.2 km

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Plane Crash SitesMission 48 - Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK

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102 aircraft from the 8th Air Force flew over Mears Ashby in 8th Air Force Bomber Command Mission 48. Ooold Soljer & Two Beauts crashed mid air and tumbled to the ground, bombs and all on 31st March 1943.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/29/2008

last visited: never

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