Shepherd’s Bush Shopkeeper & Burglar, Bertha Cruch, who Greeted Detectives with a Smile

The following article appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on 31st July 1924: ‘A young and attractive woman, whom the police consider the most extraordinary woman burglar of modern times, was sentenced to fourteen months’ imprisonment at the Middlesex Quarter Sessions yesterday. She is Bertha Cruch, a married woman with two children. She is a veritable Continue reading


QPR lost 1-0 to a Woolwich Arsenal “A’” Side in 1897 but, ‘Kilburnites are flocking to the Rangers’ Standard in their Thousands’

The following article appeared in the Kilburn Times on 17th September 1897: ‘On Saturday last the attendance at the Harvist-road enclosure, West Kilburn, showed a still further increase. The official return gave nearly 6,000 as being present. With glorious surroundings, a grand afternoon’s sport was witnessed. Although the local players sustained defeat, all who saw Continue reading