34. Maybe a Murderer. Definitely a Disaster: The Story of Charles Parton

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By Yesterday's Chip Paper and Lord Jones is Dead. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Charles Parton was born around 1870 into a hard world. Raised in a public house owned by his pugilist father, his future would be no easier. Join Violet and Jim as we follow Charles to the ring, to the floor, around the world and on a tour of prison cells as we discover the often-surreal, consistently tragic life of Charles Parton; pugilist, possible murderer and more. Yesterday's Chip Paper is a bimonthly podcast where your hosts - two Transatlantic researchers with a fondness for the unusual - delve into historical newspaper archives to unearth forgotten stories from days gone by. From mad scientists to murderers, sapient pigs to sausage kings, the only limit to the stories we tell is that someone has to have written about it. Archives used in this episode: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk www.newspapers.com https://www.truecrimelibrary.com/product/foul-deeds-suspicious-deaths-in-manchester/ Intro/Outro - The International Rag (Al Jolson & Sophie Tucker) All music comes with thanks to the Free Music Archive.

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