The Trial of Abraham Thornton for the Murder of Mary Ashford: 1817 - SOLD OUT!

Starting on October 06, 2019 7:30 pm

A dramatic reconstruction of the trial at Warwick Assizes that gripped the nation and changed legal history. Warwickshire bricklayer, Abraham Thornton, is on trial for his life, charged with ravishing and murdering Mary Ashford, a ‘lovely young virgin of spotless character’. 

Hear about the incriminating footprints at the scene, the significance of ‘Birmingham Time’ and the unexpected events that followed the jury’s verdict, which were to change legal history. 

Performed by Unlocking Warwick in collaboration with the drama departments of Warwick School and King’s High School

Please note this event is not suitable for children under 12. 

Doors will open at 7.30pm with the trial commencing at 8pm. 

A bar will be available.

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Book Tickets: £12.00  SOLD OUT!

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