Fire of Fury

Fire of Fury: A calm peaceful summer’s night in Southwick, Sunderland July 21 1894. James Chilton, a 40 year old ships engineer, and his friend Thomas Fenton were returning to Mr Chilton’s home from the pub. Mr Chilton was of good character and they confined him to shore so he… Continue reading


Curse On Washington Blacksmiths

This story is ends with a highwayman placing a curse on a blacksmiths workshop in Washington Village. Therefore, we are giving the story the simple title of The Curse On Washington Blacksmiths. The Robbery Long Bank, in the 1700’s was just a mud track. Indeed, it was a short-cut across… Continue reading


Sunderland Highwayman

Indeed, long ago, Wearside had its very own Sunderland Highwayman who became a notorious figure. From petty crimes to hold-ups and murder, this was someone you didn’t want living near you. So, let us look back at Robert Drummond, The Sunderland Highwayman. Scottish Connection Actually, Robert Drummond was born in… Continue reading


Jealous Johnson

To begin with, the story of Jealous Johnson, describes how an emotion such as jealousy can totally destroy lives. The incident took place in Hetton, County Durham (now in the City of Sunderland). So, let us look back to that fateful day when Jealous Johnson shot dead the woman he… Continue reading


Gosforth Street Decapitation

To begin with, this article tells the story of the Gosforth Street decapitation crime in Roker, Sunderland. Moreover, the victim was only a child. So, only read on if you have the stomach for it. Police Station Confession It was just after midnight on Friday 2nd August 1919 and everything… Continue reading