At 9AM Ralph Smith was hanged at Gloucester Prison.

He had fell in love with his landlady, Beatrice Baxter.

Beatrice didn’t love Ralph, & when she announced she was going out with another man Ralph stabbed her in the neck with a razor.

Over 100 people watched the execution that was performed by Thomas Pierrepoint & his son Albert, who was paid £10 plus travelling expenses.

Ralph Smith was the last person to be executed in the city of Gloucester.


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