In the sixth episode of season 7, I tell the story of Henry Gaskin.
On February 19, 1919, 27-year-old Henry Gaskin murdered his 25-year-old wife, Elizabeth Gaskin, in a wooded area of Hednesford Hills, later dubbed 'Gaskin's Wood'.
After murdering Elizabeth, Henry dismembered her body and dumped it in a gasholder at Hednesford Gasworks.
On February 23, 1919, a week after the murder, Henry confessed to the police and showed them where he had dumped Elizabeth's body.
He was handed a death sentence on July 4, 1919, and his execution by hanging took place on August 8, 1919.
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
My recording equipment:
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm
Recorded and Edited in:
A MOTHER AND HER SON. (1912, April 13). Cannock Chase Courier, 3.
ANOTHER CRIPPEN ATROCITY. (1919, March 6). The Londonderry Sentinel, 3.
Bedford, P. (2006). Gaskin. History Into Print.
BRUTAL MURDER OF WOMAN. (1919, July 4). Dundee Evening Telegraph, 6.
BURGLARY CHARGES AT CANNOCK. (1914, January 27). Birmingham Daily Post, 11.
DEATH SENTENCE ON MINER. (1919, July 5). Derby Daily Telegraph, 2.
HEDNESFORD. (1914, February 7). Walsall Advertiser, 10.
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Life story: Henry T Gaskin | Lives of the First World War. (n.d.). Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 2 November 2022, from https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/1316748
Medal card of Gaskin, Henry T. (n.d.). The National Archives. Retrieved 2 November 2022, from https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D2304713
MINER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BRUTAL MURDER. (1919, July 5). Dundee Courier, 4.
REMARKABLE EVIDENCE IN MURDER CASE. (1919, March 15). Dundee Courier, 2.
SCENE IN A SESSIONS COURT. (1912, April 9). The Globe, 2.
TERRIFIED BY TOY PISTOL. (1912, March 16). Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer, 6.
The Hednesford Murder. (n.d.). Staffordshire Past Track. Retrieved 2 November 2022, from https://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/search.aspx
THE RECENT BURGLARIES IN THE CANNOCK DISTRICT. (1914, January 31). Cannock Chase Courier, 3.
WIFE-MURDER CONFESSION. (1919, March 14). The Diss Express and Norfolk and Suffolk Journal, 6.