Square Chapel Arts Centre
THE HALIFAX SLASHER – PANIC AND VIGILANTISM ON THE STREETS IN 1938
Halifax entered an unprecedented and scary lockdown during the last week of November 1938. As war clouds gathered over Europe, a mysterious attacker had been cutting the clothes of local people (mainly women) in the dark, sometimes causing wounds. Dubbed ‘The Halifax Slasher’, his description varied, and the story was publicised by Press across the UK. Paranoia and resulting vigilantism in the district were astonishing, and it took a team from Scotland Yard to identify what was happening. Prosecutions followed.
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*Drop off point: We have a drop off point at the bottom of Blackledge (the cobbled lane leading up to Square Chapel.
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