Episode 5

The Fatal Arrest

Well known to the police, John Notley was described as being of a restless, wandering disposition. Rough with his hands and lacking respect for anyone. After fleeing Bristol following a terrible betrayal to his family, he is apprehended in Bournmouth and that's when he starts his Fatal journey.


Exclusive story about a Bristol policeman who was only doing his duty when he was killed in an ambush.


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Bristol Archives

Find My Past

Western Daily Press - Saturday 20 April 1895

Clifton and Redland Free Press - Friday 02 September 1898

Bristol Times and Mirror - Tuesday 25 May 1909

Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle - Friday 28 May 1909

CE, 9, 11 Aug. 1920; CWN, 14 Aug. 1920; Thomas Barry’s WS 430, 7-9 (BMH); Seámus O’Mahony’s WS 730, 6-7 (BMH); David O’Callaghan’s WS 950, 8 (BMH).

‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 137; Abbott (2000), 110; Duane (2012), 146.

Londonderry Sentinel - Tuesday 10 August 1920

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Alice The Backtracker

Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
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