Bracebridge Executions

Feb 26 2013

Local historian Ken Veitch stands on the site, at the top of Chancery Lane, where he estimates the gallows would have been constructed for the two executions performed in Bracebridge. The first was in 1898 when William Hammond was executed for the poisoning murder of his wife. The last was in 1922 when George Cyr was hanged for the double murder of George Wethers and Lena Solave during a botched robbery attempt. Cyr's body would remain unclaimed after his execution and was buried on the site near the gallows.