Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A Twist in the Tale - The Trial & Execution of Robert Goodall

Using the Ragged Ramblers' Audioboo channel, here is the first in a series of readings from transcriptions of articles in the Eastern Evening News, covering the trial and subsequent execution of Robert Goodall (sometimes spelt 'Goodale') during September and October, 1885. These are held on microfiche in the Local Studies floor of the Millenium Library. Robert Goodall was the first prisoner to be executed behind closed doors at Norwich Castle gaol. The location of this was in, what is today, the 'Bernard Matthews [Art] Gallery' in the Norwich Castle Museum. 

I don't want to say too much about Mr. Goodall's demise at this point, other than to say that there is a twist at the end of this tale... 


~ Munro Tweeder-Harris, Esq. R.S.A.R. ~ 


  1. this is very interesting!!

    and i love the fact you have the podcast as well! very handy!!

    thanks for commenting on our last update!

    we'll keep an eye on you

  2. Dear wuhstry,

    Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we recommend Audioboo - an excellent application. We'd be using scratch-and-sniff technology if it were feasible. Indeed, Mr. Many Coats' socks often evoke a whiff of The Mediaeval to my mind.

    Echoes of the 'panopticon' in that last comment of yours...


    ~ Munro Tweeder-Harris, Esq. R.S.A.R