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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023)

Blue Plaque

Blue Plaque
Blue Plaque for Police Sergeant Robert Kidd who was killed near Wigan northwestern station on Sunday 29 September 1885.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Garry on 3rd May 2023 at 07:30

Very sad, the Police Sargent was stabbed and killed trying to stop a theft stealing from a wagon.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd May 2023 at 07:34

Sorry should have read Police Sargeant.

Comment by: Bobby Oddie on 3rd May 2023 at 07:47

The murder came from Lower Ince.

Interesting read


Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2023 at 10:23

So tragic to read about.
Not only for Robert Kidd but his poor wife and children. All for thieving anything going. In this case it was only a jar of sweets that was ‘tampered’ with it seemed. So very sad.
Much more to the case though with the all the detective work involved - no technology in those days.
Thank you Bobbie Oddie.

Comment by: Alan on 3rd May 2023 at 12:04

Garry thieft.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd May 2023 at 15:01

OK Alan got it.
Need to cool off with the sherry.
That's my excuse anyway.

Comment by: Sandra on 3rd May 2023 at 18:27

Garry is right Alan.
A Theft stealing......
As Veronica says, Mr Kidd's poor wife and children.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2023 at 20:57

Sandra I think it’s a case of the blind leading the blind … ;o))it made me chuckle anyway.

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