Rather interesting Halifax facts
Did you know that when the French carried out their first guillotine execution in 1792 they were only 506 years behind Halifax? The Halifax Gibbet, a very similar device, is said to have despatched one John of Dalton in 1286. Even if that event is open to dispute, it is certain that by 1541 felons in the town died on the contraption, a replica of which can be seen - appropriately - on Gibbet Street there.
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