Monday, November 18, 2013

pic a day 2013 - 322 Peter Greenhalgh

322: November 18
Murderer’s yard?

322: Monday, November 18, 2013 – Murderer’s yard? Diplock Yard was a barrow yard from 1915 to 1975, hiring out hand trucks to “trotters”, or “rag-and-bone men, who went round the streets shouting and collecting clothes, furniture and metal to sell – instead of just stripping the church roof of lead!

It is rumoured to be the place where Brighton trunk murderer Tony Mancini hired a barrow to transport the body of his victim, Violette Kaye, in 1934.

It is now a farmers’ market.