Thanks very much for your information. It's not distressing at all, just
reenforces what I had been lead to believe already.
I'm also told the gang also had the occasional murder attributed to them but
oddly there seems scant information to have survived.
Thanks very much for your input and I would be gratefull to hear about
anything else you or your aquaintances can remember.
Mike in sunny! Portsmouth UK
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Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 4:05 PM
Subject: [ENG-EAST-YORKS] SILVER HATCHET GANG O'CONNOR
i hope that this is not too distressing for you Mike. I am now in my
eighties but 50 or 60 years ago i was aquainted with several Hull
(don't ask) . They all knew of the Silver Hatchet Gang and from their
conversation I gathered that it was at the pinnacle of villany in Hull
were therefore just gangsters; Whether the gang was still operating
they were talking of the past or where the gang name came from I know
As far as I know none of my aquaintances were directly involved but they
seemed to accept that the gang was a fact of life in the lower reaches of
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