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  HO 301/4; account given by Albert Pierrepoint. The last official hangman was Albert Pierrepoint, who also ran a pub in Manchester. This is how he described how he did his task to the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment in 1950.
 
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  HO 301/4; account given by Albert Pierrepoint
 
 
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