Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Annie Drinkall - The Last Woman to be Sentenced to Death in Sheffield - November 1955

"However great the sorrow, sadness and tribulation, our law says that human life is sacred" - Mr. Justice Oliver - Sheffield Assizes 17the November 1955 

I have just posted an article on the case of Miss Annie Drinkall who I believe has the distinction of being the last woman to be sentenced to death in Sheffield. The date was Thursday 17thNovember 1955 and the venue Sheffield Assizes on Castle Street.

The following report is from the Manchester Guardian dated 18th November 1955

A sad and at times harrowing case. The article contains more details and also a sequel to the trial





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