These are some of the headlines which started appearing in the Gloucester Citizen and Western Daily Press in the 1890s. This pamphlet will try and get behind the headlines and reveal what was really going on in the Blakeney area of the Forest of Dean at the time.
THE BLAKENEY OUTRAGES
“WORSE THAN IRELAND” – THE VICAR ASKS FOR EXCEPTIONAL LAW
A REIGN OF TERROR – SPEECH BY MINERS AGENT
ASSAULT ON THE POLICE IN BLAKENEY – THE RECENT OUTRAGES
MORE LAWLESSNESS AT BLAKENEY – RESIDENTS ARMED
ALLEGED POACHING AFFRAY IN DEAN FOREST
A POLICE SERGEANT MURDERED AND A CONSTABLE INJURED
POACHING IN DEAN FOREST – A POLICEMAN STONED
POACHING AT NEWNHAM – ARREST OF “SHEEPSKIN”
OUTRAGE IN DEAN FOREST – ENGINE DESTROYED
DYNAMITE OUTRAGE IN BLAKENEY
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Walter Virgo and the Blakeney Gang
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