Category Archives: Remembrance

We remember our comrade Pauline Campbell : 10 Years on!

Pauline Campbell RIP

4WardEverUK pays respect to our dear sister and comrade as we mark the 10th anniversary of her tragic death.

Pauline Campbell was found dead on 15 May 2008, not far from the grave of her daughter Sarah. Sarah died in January 2003 in HMP Styal.

Picture: Pauline Campbell at the annual UFFC Rally & Demo in 2007.

Pauline was committed not just to campaigning but also to helping INQUEST’s work in supporting bereaved families. She was one of a number of bereaved parents who turned their own personal loss into sustained campaign action and protest. Read the rest of this entry

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Grandson of last British woman to be hanged fights to clear her name

Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis

source: Sunday Post
published: 27 June 2016

The grandson of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, has vowed to carry on the fight to clear her name. Steven Beard, 27, is seeking a pardon for Ellis, despite a Court of Appeal ruling that her conviction was not a miscarriage of justice.

The glamorous London nightclub hostess was sent to the gallows for shooting dead her abusive lover, racing driver David Blakely, in 1955.

Mr Beard believes new evidence published by writer Carol Ann Lee in her book, A Fine Day For A Hanging: The Real Ruth Ellis Story, could be the basis for a fresh appeal. The book was published four years after Georgina, Mr Beard’s mother, died of cancer in 2001. Read the rest of this entry

Remembering Pauline Campbell : 8 Years on and sorely missed

Benjamin Zephaniah & Pauline Campbell

4WardEver UK pays respect to our sister and comrade as we mark the 8th anniversary of her tragic death. “We salute you”

Pauline Campbell was found dead on 15 May 2008, not far from the grave of her daughter Sarah. Sarah died in January 2003 in HMP Styal.

Picture: Pauline Campbell with Benjamin Zephaniah, Cousin of Mikey Powell @ the ‘Moving Forward Together’ event in Birmingham, 2005.

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