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.