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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
People can step back in time to learn about dark deeds that have happened in Norwich down the centuries in some new walks looking back at the city’s grisly past.
Anna Sandfield and Louis Hoing from the Hethersett-based Time Travel Team have created two new tours: Gaslight Killers – A Bloody Norwich Walk and a Norwich Vintage Murder Mystery Walk. While the first tour looks at real-life murders said to have taken place in Norwich and the wider county, the second takes people on a tour of some of the city’s historic sights and weaves in a fictitious murder mystery for people to solve.
About the Gaslight Killers walk, Mr Hoing said: “We talk about Martha Sheward, who, in Victorian times, was dismembered by her husband and her body parts were scattered all over Norwich.
“Some of the other murders we look at are the murder of a fortune teller in Denver in the 1800s, and the murder of 12-year-old William of Norwich, whose body was found on Mousehold Heath in the 1100s.”
The Norwich Vintage Murder Mystery Walk starts at St Andrew’s Hall and continues along Elm Hill, Fye Bridge, Quayside, Bishopgate, Norwich Cathedral, and Princes Street.
“The history we give about all the places along the route is fact but we have woven in a fictitious murder mystery. Along the way we give clues – and also some red herrings – about the murder mystery for people to solve,” said Mr Hoing.
The first Norwich Vintage Murder Mystery Walk is on July 18 starting at St Andrew’s Hall at 7.30pm.
The next Gaslight Killers walk is on June 27 starting at The Forum at 7.30pm. Tickets for each tour cost £5. For more information visit www.norwichguidedwalks.co.uk
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