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hallucinogenic_lipstick On June 27, 2020
Cocksocket.





Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Ki
#1New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 11:50:55
Albert Pierrepoint was the most prolific hangman in british history, he hung 608 people during his service as official executioner.
There was a film anout on ITV1 a few nights ago and if there was any accuarcy in the film the man had a massive sense of pride and decency in a truly awful job.

I wonder how he coped pulling the lever that many times?

He came to oppose the death penalty in later life but only after he'd executed 608 people
maximillion On December 13, 2016




, Minnesota
#2New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 11:52:24
people were poor and the money and status were good
Nugs On October 13, 2008




, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 11:54:08
Not a job I could do!

I remember watching a programme a few years ago that said that a lot of executioners throughout history had commited suicide.
maximillion On December 13, 2016




, Minnesota
#4New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 11:57:00
i had to double read the heading i thought it said Albert Pierce point (shudders)
hallucinogenic_lipstick On June 27, 2020
Cocksocket.





Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Ki
#5New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 11:59:41
Apparently Pirrepoint died peacefully at a residential home in the 90's, so he couldn't have been that haunted by the hangings.

Infact he quit the job over a pay despute with the home office when a prisoner was pardoned a few hours before he was due to be hung, Pierrepoint was supposed to get ?15 but only got ?1.
maximillion On December 13, 2016




, Minnesota
#6New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:00:51
geez thats harsh
Nugs On October 13, 2008




, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:03:03
@hallucinogenic_lipstick Said
Apparently Pirrepoint died peacefully at a residential home in the 90's, so he couldn't have been that haunted by the hangings.

Infact he quit the job over a pay despute with the home office when a prisoner was pardoned a few hours before he was due to be hung, Pierrepoint was supposed to get ?15 but only got ?1.




I wonder what he was like, as a person. I wonder how he justified it to himself.
markfox01 On October 29, 2018
innit!





Welshman in Brum.., United Kin
#8New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:07:37
I missed that film.. damn that sounds so interesting!
hallucinogenic_lipstick On June 27, 2020
Cocksocket.





Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Ki
#9New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:08:12
Personally I think he felt he was good at his job, he was really fast...fastest time was 7 seconds to get the bloke on the gallows, stick a hood on him, rope then lever so the person didn't have time to fall to peices.
hallucinogenic_lipstick On June 27, 2020
Cocksocket.





Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Ki
#10New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:09:49
@markfox01 Said
I missed that film.. damn that sounds so interesting!



It was and the film was kinda sad to, the hanging scenes were amazing and you really did feel a sense of he cared, he made sure all the bodies got coffins and decent burials as he felt they'd paid the ultimate price and deserved to buried properly.
Nugs On October 13, 2008




, United Kingdom
#11New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:10:06
@hallucinogenic_lipstick Said
Personally I think he felt he was good at his job, he was really fast...fastest time was 7 seconds to get the bloke on the gallows, stick a hood on him, rope then lever so the person didn't have time to fall to peices.



Blimey! Well I suppose if you're gonna be executed you want it done fast!
desperadO On May 04, 2009

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prisoner, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:12:35
did,nt he have to hang his friend
hallucinogenic_lipstick On June 27, 2020
Cocksocket.





Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Ki
#13New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:23:50
@desperado Said
did,nt he have to hang his friend



Yes his name was James Corbett, he murdered his girlfiend in a fit of jealousy. Corbett used to drink in the pub Pierrepoint and his wife owned.
markfox01 On October 29, 2018
innit!





Welshman in Brum.., United Kin
#14New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:27:44
@hallucinogenic_lipstick Said
It was and the film was kinda sad to, the hanging scenes were amazing and you really did feel a sense of he cared, he made sure all the bodies got coffins and decent burials as he felt they'd paid the ultimate price and deserved to buried properly.



woooow... you dont see humanity like that much today..
desperadO On May 04, 2009

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prisoner, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:34:26
@markfox01 Said
woooow... you dont see humanity like that much today..




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