5 September 1922 – William Yeldham

Hired hand, William Yeldham was hanged at Pentonville for his part in the murder of a decorator, George Stanley Grimshaw.

In pursuit of money, the labourer’s wife Elsie lured their friend to a remote spot, where they kissed. According to Greg Manning on real-crime.co.uk, Yeldham then sneaked up behind and repeatedly smashed a spanner into Grimshaw’s skull.

His wife was reprieved, but Yeldham was sent to the gallows in 1922 for the murder, aged just 23.

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