The author of this captivating book, Audrey Farley, talks to us
about her book JAMES LULHAM OF TELSCOMBE: The last man to be
hanged for Sheep Stealing? In our interview she talks
about James as if he was an old friend while she describes the
whole sad story to us.
From the book:
Sussex Village of Telscombe, tucked in a hollow in the South Downs,
would seem like one of the last places to find the final resting
place of the last man to be hanged for sheep stealing.
As we follow the story of the two brothers
who committed this crime in 1819, the trail leads us through
newspaper reports, parish records, census records and other
sources, to the Assizes Court, the Gallows, Prison Hulks and to
Botany Bay. And what became of the families they left behind? The
lives of these two men and their families were spent in and around
the Sussex villages and towns of Falmer, Telscombe, Rottingdean,
Southwick, Horsham, Botolphs and Newhaven.
Intro Music by Anderson / oneill