Wednesday 9 September 2015

The trials of William Herbert Wallace - Liverpool 1931

The trial of William Herbert Wallace for the murder of his wife Julia in 1931is one of the most notable British trials of the twentieth century. For those readers who are not familiar with the case, there is an excellent account albeit lengthy on this blog.

Over the years I have read a number of books and articles on the murder and its aftermath, but to date I have not reached any definitive solution to the events that occurred that January night in Wolverton Street, Liverpool

But I always keep my eye out so to speak for any additional information and so I was surprised by the following two newspaper articles

The first is an account of Julia's funeral at Anfield Cemetery (Liverpool) on Saturday 24th January 1931

Yorkshire Post 26th January 1931

There were only four mourners at the funeral one of which was her husband William Herbert Wallace. There were no women present. Strange and rather sad

The second cutting is from The Evening Telegraph dated 28th April 1931

 And this is bordering on the macabre - "scores of people made applications to rent Wallace's house at 29 Wolverton Street Richmond Park Liverpool where the murder was committed." Strange and very sad



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