Portrait of Mr Poole, Murdered near Eccleshall,

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Date:1860 - 1865 (c.)

Description:This man, named Poole, was murdered by George Bentley in 1866. The two men stopped for a drink at the inn at Offley Brook. Poole paid with a sovereign. They continued walking to Eccleshall. Poole fell asleep by the side of the road, and as he slept Bentley murdered him for the rest of the sovereign and his boots.

Bentley was apprehended in Eccleshall. He was convicted of Poole's murder and hanged in Stafford on 27 March 1866.


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1900s
Stafford Street, Eccleshall,
Stafford Street, Eccleshall,

The King's Arms on Stafford Street was originally named The Unicorn. Its neo-Elizabethan ...

1920s
Eccleshall Fire Brigade Parade,
Eccleshall Fire Brigade Parade,

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1950s
Stafford Street, Eccleshall,
Stafford Street, Eccleshall,

Stafford Street, looking towards High Street, with the King's Arms to the right. ...

1980s
King's Arms, Eccleshall,
King's Arms, Eccleshall,

The King's Arms on Stafford Street was originally named The Unicorn. Its neo-Elizabethan ...

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Image courtesy of: William Salt Library

Donor ref:William Salt Library No., Stafford 25N, img: 2271 (18/2671)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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