Victorian Drama Archive

  • A Strange Affair, August 1894

    A Strange Affair, August 1894

    A  Strange Affair… On the 10th of August, 1894, two members of the Midland hotel staff were found dead beneath the ‘dinner lift’ or ‘dumb waiter’ in the basement pantry. The victims were a pair of teenagers,  17-year-old  Rose Penistan and  17-year- old George F.  Schelter . The accident, if accident it was, was bizarre [...]

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  • A Man With An Abnormal Brain, 1898

    A Man With An Abnormal Brain, 1898

    TRAGIC AFFAIR AT THE MIDLAND HOTEL. Bradford Daily Telegraph, November 27, 1898 A Company Promoter’s End. A shocking discovery was made at the Midland Hotel, Bradford, this afternoon when the dead body of a man named John Herbert Wilkinson, about 50 years of age, was found in a bedroom of the hotel. The deceased was [...]

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