Bolton FHS Meeting - Jerome Caminada, the real Sherlock Holmes

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Jerome Caminada was a 19th-century police officer in Manchester who was reputedly the real Sherlock Holmes

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Jerome Caminada (1844 – March 1914) was a 19th-century police officer in Manchester who served with the police between 1868 and 1899, and has been called Manchester's Sherlock Holmes. In 1897 he became the city's first CID superintendent. His most famous case was the Manchester Cab Murder of 1889, in which he discovered and brought the initially unknown perpetrator to trial and conviction only three weeks after the murder. His personal story, he was born into one the city's most notorious slums and raised in the most abject poverty.

Joseph O’Neill is a freelance writer and broadcaster whose work appears in all Britain and Ireland’s leading family history and genealogical magazines, including Irish Roots and Who Do You Think You Are? His work has appeared in a wide range of publications dealing with historical and religious issues. He was born and raised in Manchester where he worked for thirty-five years as a history teacher. A graduate of Warwick University, he holds an MA in political science. He is the author of six books, including The Manchester Martyrs (Mercier Press) which deals with a major incident in the development of Irish nationalism and Britain’s last public multiple execution and Crime City (Milo Press), the story of Manchester’s Victorian underworld, which was voted best social history book of 2008 by Family History Monthly. His latest books, The Secret History of the Victorian Lodging House and Manchester in the Great War, which deals with the profound impact of the war on the city’s civilian population, are both published by Pen & Sword.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Caminada

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