PLAYLAND THE GUARDS ‘VICE RING’ According to Anthony Daly’s book in which he talks about the depravity he endured at the hands of the upper and lower classes of evil in London, 1975, he describes a number of occasions where he was forced to participate in sex acts with Grenadier Guards, both for a camera… Continue reading PLAYLAND: THE GUARDS ‘VICE RING’
Anthony Daly was just 20 years old when he decided to leave The Troubles in Derry and travel to England. Little did he realise he would find himself in personal trouble and at the mercy of a number of nasty characters centred around the Playland arcade in Piccadilly.
OPERATION HEDGEROW: PART TWO LONDON GANGS, A COVER UP & THE TRIESTE CONNECTION “Don’t open the box, you will never get the lid back on.” Following on from my previous blog post regarding Operation Hedgerow, Colin Peters and Alistair Laing, I’ve done further research in to some of the missing details of the case and… Continue reading OPERATION HEDGEROW: PT 2: “Don’t open the box, you will never get the lid back on.”
BBC PAYOLA, A BROTHEL AND THE SIMULATED RAPE SCENE Further from my previous post on the BBC Payola case featuring Janie Jones and her brothel for the rich and famous in London, some of the articles make for interesting – if not repulsive – reading. The BBC Payola scandal centred around a brothel in… Continue reading BBC: Payola, A Brothel & The Simulated Rape Scene
There were a number of large paedophile rings operating between the 1970s and 1990s in London and during my research it’s become very apparent that many of the people involved cross over or the conviction timings somehow coincide. Here is an list of some of the operations, followed by an A-Z list of those individuals… Continue reading LONDON PAEDOPHILE RINGS – Operations & Who’s Who?
The Murder of James Pope-Hennessy 20th November 1916 – 25th January 1974 Richard James Arthur Pope-Hennessy was the former editor of The Spectator, a well-connected author and commissioned by the Queen in 1955 to write a biography of Queen Mary. He was the brother of Sir John Pope-Hennessy, who was the Director of both the… Continue reading THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: Murder of the Royal Biographer, 1974
ROGER CHARLES AUGUSTINE GLEAVES – TIMELINE Roger C Gleaves, born 1935, Marylebone Mother = Elsie Edith Mugridge (b.1902, Kensington) Father = William H Gleaves (b.1900, Wandsworth) Married = 1929, Brentford Sister = C Gleaves – 1936, Surrey North Eastern, Kent Brother = M Gleaves – 1944, Leeds Sister = B Gleaves – 1947, Surrey Mid… Continue reading THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: Roger Gleaves
This is a simple A-Z list of names, addresses etc of those involved in London Soho scene, that I have come across during my research, which may be a useful quick reference. This includes decade(s) or year of conviction, the age at the time and any relevant information. If you have any further names to add,… Continue reading THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: A-Z of Who’s Who
I am starting to compile a simple list of clubs and pubs in London’s West End. This includes an address/area (if known), the decade(s) and any comments as well as a key. I have also added a small list of notable clientele who frequented the clubs. There will, without doubt, be errors so please forward any… Continue reading THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: A-Z of Clubs, Pubs & other
In 1975 Granada TV showed a ground-breaking documentary on young runaways and life on the “meat rack” in London’s West End. As the programme makers filmed, real life events took over the storyline and a simple, (albeit shocking in itself) documentary turned in to a double-length programme that covered the real life, seedy, gritty, dangerous… Continue reading THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: Johnny Go Home – 1975