Royston Henry Shaw (11 March 1936 – 14 July 2012), also known as Roy “Pretty Boy” Shaw, Roy “Mean Machine” Shaw and Roy West, real estate investor, author and businessman from the East End of London who was formerly a criminal and Category A prisoner. During the 1970s–1980s, Shaw was active in the criminal underworld of London and was frequently associated with the Kray twins. Shaw is best remembered today for his career as a fighter on the unlicensed boxing scene, becoming an arch-rival with Lenny McLean.
THE FORMER GUV’NOR HAS PASSED AWAY BUT HIS MEMORY LIVES ON HERE AT THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL
Picture By: Jules Annan Picture Shows:Andy Jones with Roy “Pretty Boy ” Shaw’s boxing trunks and the Belt presented to Roy when he was the undisputed unlicensed British Heavyweight boxing champion between 1975 and 1981 . Roy sadly passed away 14th July 2012 . These items and other Roy Shaw material are on display at the Crime Through Time Collection at Littledean Jail Date 21st July 2012
HAVING HAD THE GREAT HONOUR TO HAVE MET AND KNOWN ROY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS AND HAVING ATTENDED A GREAT MANY EVENTS WITH HIM DURING THIS TIME , HE WAS CERTAINLY A VERY TOUGH AND CHARISMATIC PERSON … TO SAY THE LEAST.
UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE TOUGHEST MEN I HAVE EVER MET …. TRUE GENT AND OLD SCHOOL ALTHOUGH AS MANY OF HIS CLOSE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES WOULD WELL KNOW… ONE YOU WOULD NOT WISH TO ANTAGONISE, UPSET OR CROSS .
HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL WE HAVE LONG FEATURED A NUMBER OF PERSONAL EXHIBIT ITEMS THAT ONCE BELONGED TO ROY SHAW AND USED BY HIM THROUGHOUT HIS UNLICENSED BOXING CAREER ..
THESE ITEMS WERE KINDLY GIFTED AND PRESENTED TO MYSELF DURING AN INVITED PRIVATE VISIT TO HIS HOME BACK IN THE YEAR 2000 .
THESE INCLUDE HIS UNDISPUTED , UNOFFICIAL, UNLICENSED BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT , HIS BOXING TRUNKS, TRAINING GLOVES , ORIGINAL FIGHT POSTERS ETC….. HE ALSO CONTRIBUTED A NUMBER OF PERSONALLY SIGNED PHOTO’S TO BE INCLUDED IN AND AMONGST THIS PERMANENT EXHIBITION AREA HERE AT THE JAIL…
BELOW: ROY SHAW GIFING AND PRESENTING HIS UNOFFICIAL BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT ( DATED 1975-1981 ) AND BOXING SHORTS TO ANDY JONES OF THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION… AT ROY’S HOME BACK IN THE YEAR 2000
“LONG WILL HE REMAIN IMMORTALISED HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL” … SAYS ANDY JONES, CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION OWNER
BELOW ARE A COUPLE MORE VIDEO FILM CLIPS RELATING TO ROY SHAW ….ALSO BELOW THESE A FEW MORE GALLERY IMAGES OF ROY SHAW AND SOME OF THE ITEMS ON DISPLAY HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL …. INCLUDING ORIGINAL FIGHT POSTERS ETC……
Picture By: Jules Annan
Picture Shows:Andy Jones with Roy “Pretty Boy ” Shaw’s boxing trunks and the Belt presented to Roy when he was the undisputed unlicensed British Heavyweight boxing champion between 1975 and 1981 . Roy sadly passed away 14th July 2012 . These items and other Roy Shaw material are on display at the Crime Through Time Collection at Littledean Jail
Date 21st July 2012
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THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN ALL THE CHAPS AND FAMILIES GOT TOGETHER DURING THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE “BRONSON”…. BACK IN 2008
ABOVE: Andy Jones of The Crime Through Time Collection at Littledean Jail pictured here with iconic British actor tom Hardy, who played the starring role of Charles Bronson in the 2008 film titled “Bronson” …. seen together here during the filming .
HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST CLIPS FROM THE CONTROVERSIAL BRONSON FILM ALONG WITH IMAGES AND A BACKGROUND ON BRITAIN’S MOST INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS PRISON INMATE
A GREAT BRITISH ACTOR TOM HARDY AS BRONSON IN THE FILM
TOM HARDY WITH HAIR !!! ALONGSIDE A FILM POSTER DEPICTING HIMSELF AS BRONSON
THE REAL CHARLES BRONSON – STILL DEEMED TO BE BRITAIN’S MOST INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS PRISON INMATE
CHARLES BRONSON WITH BEARD
THE REAL CHARLES BRONSON BEING LED AWAY FROM COURT ..
AS REPORTED IN THE DAILY MIRROR NOVEMBER 2010
Naked Charles Bronson covered himself in butter in latest jail rage
Crackpot Charles Bronson covered himself in butter while naked and took on 12 prison warders in his latest jail rage.
The 57-year-old flipped after growing more and more furious over his latest failed bid to be freed.
He took on six warders, then another six in a specialist restraint team who rushed to help before finally being dragged back to solitary.
At least four officers were injured in the rampage on the notorious F-wing at Wakefield jail, West Yorks.
An insider said: “He was naked and covered himself in butter so staff trying to restrain him could not take him down. He assaulted four before they sent in six members of the control and restraint team to get him.
“They finally managed to control him and he was taken back into solitary confinement.
“Charlie has not been in the news for a while and his failed appeal last year hit him hard. He was moved to Long Lartin and thought he was going to get out.
“Then they had to take him back to the highest security at Wakefield.
“He knows this is it for the rest of his days, and he is desperate.”
Lifer Bronson, first jailed for armed robbery in 1969, is likely to be in solitary indefinitely. He has spent the vast majority of his 36 years behind bars alone.
Bronson was last locked up in 1974 for another armed raid. He has taken a string of hostages in 10 sieges, attacked at least 20 officers and caused £500,000 damage in rooftop protests.
He got life for kidnapping prison teacher Phil Danielson at Hull jail in 1999.
His appeal against that sentence failed last year. A film, Bronson, has been released based on his life.
His art work, including dark depictions of jail life, has won awards, and can earn £2,500 a canvas.
The Prison Service said of Friday’s rampage: “A prisoner was involved in a minor incident in the gym area.”
Charles “Charlie” Bronson (born Michael Gordon Peterson, 6 December 1952) is a Britishcriminal often referred to in the British press as the “most violent prisoner in Britain”.
In 1974 he was imprisoned for a robbery and sentenced to seven years. While in prison he began making a name for himself as a loose cannon, often fighting convicts and prison guards. These fights added years onto his sentence. Regarded as a problem prisoner, he was moved 120 times throughout Her Majesty’s Prison Service and spent most of that time in solitary confinement. What was originally a seven year term stretched out to a fourteen year sentence that resulted in his first wife, Irene, with whom he had a son, leaving him. He was released on October 30, 1988 but only spent 69 days as a free man before he was arrested again.
While in jail in 2001 he married his second wife, Fatema Saira Rehman, a Bangladeshi-born divorcée who inspired him to convert to Islam and take the name of Charles Ali Ahmed. This second marriage lasted four years before he got divorced and renounced Islam.
Bronson is one of the most high profile criminals in Britain, and has been the subject of books, interviews and studies in prison reform and treatment. He is the subject of the 2008 film Bronson, the story based loosely around significant events during his life. In addition Bronson has himself written many books about his experiences and famous prisoners he has met throughout his internment. A self-declared fitness fanatic who spent multiple years in solitary, Bronson dedicated a book to working out in confined spaces.
Luton, England, which Bronson considers his home town
Bronson was one of three sons  of Eira and Joe Peterson, who would later run the Conservative club in Aberystwyth. His uncle and aunt were mayor and mayoress of the town in the 1960s and 1970s. His aunt, Eileen Parry, is quoted as saying, “As a boy he was a lovely lad. He was obviously bright and always good with children. He was gentle and mild-mannered, never a bully – he would defend the weak.”
He lived in Luton from the age of four but, when he was a teenager, Bronson moved with his family to Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, where he started getting into trouble. Bronson later returned to Luton, which is often referred to as his home town, where he earned a living as a circus strongman. He was married in December 1970 to Irene, with whom he had a son, Michael.
Prior to being imprisoned, Bronson had a short-lived career in bare-knuckle boxing in the East End of London, during which time he became an associate ofLenny McLean. He changed his name from Mick Peterson to Charles Bronson in 1987 on the advice of his fight promoter, “not because he liked the idea of the ‘Death Wish’ films starring the original Charles Bronson.”
Bronson has spent a total of just four months and nine days out of custody since 1974. He was released on 30 October 1988 and spent 69 days as a free man before being arrested for robbery, and then released again on 9 November 1992, spending 53 days as a free man before being arrested again, this time for conspiracy to rob.
In 1999 a special prison unit was set up for Bronson and two other violent prisoners from Woodhill, to reduce the risk they posed to staff and other prisoners.
In 2000, Bronson received a discretionary life sentence with a three year tariff for a hostage-taking incident. His appeal against this sentence was denied in 2004.
Bronson remained a Category A prisoner when he was moved to Wakefield High-Security Prison. He was due for a parole hearing in September 2008, but this was postponed when his lawyer objected to a one-hour parole interview, requesting a full day to deal with Bronson’s case. The parole hearing took place on 11 March 2009 and parole was refused shortly afterwards. The Parole Board said that Mr Bronson had not proved he was a reformed character.
On 12 November 2010, Bronson was involved in another incident in Wakefield prison’s F Wing, when he stripped naked, covered himself in butter and attacked six guards. Covering himself with butter apparently made him harder to control. Another six warders were brought in and finally restrained him.
The incident followed another attack on warders the previous week during which he injured four attempting to take him back to solitary confinement.
Prison sources said the attack was Bronson’s “protest over an appeal rejection” and fears that he may now spend the rest of his life in prison.
Bronson has been involved in over a dozen hostage incidents, some of which are described below:
In 1983, Bronson took hostages and staged a 47-hour rooftop protest at Broadmoor, causing £750,000 of damage.
In 1994, while holding a civilian librarian hostage at Woodhill Prison, Milton Keynes, he demanded an inflatable doll, a helicopter and a cup of tea as ransom. Two months later, he held deputy governor Adrian Wallace hostage for five hours at Hull prison, injuring him so badly he was off work for five weeks.
In 1998, Bronson took two Iraqi hijackers and another inmate hostage at Belmarsh prison in London. He insisted his hostages address him as “General” and told negotiators he would eat one of his victims quickly unless his demands were met. At one stage, Bronson demanded one of the Iraqis hit him “very hard” over the head with a metal tray. When the hostage refused, Bronson slashed his own shoulder six times with a razor blade. He later told staff: “I’m going to start snapping necks – I’m the number-one hostage taker.” He demanded a plane to take him to Cuba, two Uzi sub-machine guns, 5,000 rounds of ammunition, and an axe. In court, he said he was “as guilty as Adolf Hitler“, adding, “I was on a mission of madness, but now I’m on a mission of peace and all I want to do now is go home and have a pint with my son.” Another seven years were added to his sentence.
In 1999, he took Phil Danielson, a civilian education officer, hostage at Hull prison. He can be seen in CCTV footage singing the song “Yellow Submarine“, walking around with a makeshift spear (after having caused havoc inside the prison) and causing the wing to be locked up for over 40 hours.
In 2007, two prison staff members at Full Sutton high security prison in the East Riding of Yorkshire were involved in a “control and restraint incident”, in an attempt to prevent another hostage situation, during which Bronson (who by now needed spectacles) had his glasses broken. Bronson received £200 compensation for his broken glasses, which he claimed were made of “pre-war gold” and given to him by Lord Longford.
Bronson met his first wife, Irene, in 1969, when he was still called Michael Peterson. Irene remembers that he “was so different from any other boys I knew. He always wore tailored suits, had perfectly-groomed sideburns and a Cockney accent.” Eight months later, when Irene was 4 months pregnant, they married at Chester Register Office in December 1970. Four years later, when their son Mike was three years old, the police raided their house searching for Peterson. He was eventually caught and sent to prison. Five years later they divorced and Irene later remarried and became Irene Dunroe. She had two children with her new husband.
In 2001, Bronson married again, this time in Milton Keynes‘, HMP Woodhill to Fatema Saira Rehman, a Bangladeshi-born divorcee who had seen his picture in a newspaper and begun writing to him. Rehman had visited Bronson ten times prior to their wedding. She had worked at a women’s shelter prior to their meeting, but lost her job when her employer found out about the relationship.For a short time, Bronson converted to Islam (Rehman is Muslim) and wished to be known as Charles Ali Ahmed. After four years he and Rehman divorced. Rehman has since given many interviews regarding her short marriage to Bronson, portraying him in a negative light. In one interview she was quoted as saying, “He fooled me – he is nothing but an abusive, racist thug.”
Bronson claims that shortly after the 9-11 attacks in New York, two men visited him (he was then known as Ahmed) offering to release him into general population if he would infiltrate the Muslim prison population.
While in prison, Bronson has developed an extreme fitness regime and claims he is still able to do 172 press-ups in 60 seconds and 94 press-ups in 30 seconds. In 2002, he published the bookSolitary Fitness, detailing an individual training process with minimal resources and space.
For the past ten years, Bronson has occupied himself by writing poetry and producing pieces of art; he has had eleven books published, including in 2008 his only self-penned book Loonyology: In My Own Words. He has won 11 Koestler Trust Awards for his poetry and art.
On 28 April 2010, BBC News reported that artwork by Bronson were displayed on the London Underground at Angel Station from 26 April 2010 for two weeks. The display was organised by Art Below, which is unrelated to the official Transport For London art program, and there is controversy over whether it should have been shown. His work has since been removed by an unknown party.
Bronson, which loosely follows Bronson’s life, was released in Britain on 13 March 2009. It stars Tom Hardy in the titular role, and is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. There was some controversy caused at the première, when a recording of Bronson’s voice was played with no prior permission granted by officers at HM Prison Service, who called for an inquiry into how the recording had been made.
ABOVE: Original painting by Gloucestershire artist Paul Bridgman of John Wayne Gacy on display at Littledean Jail .
All of Gacy’s known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park, Illinois home. His victims would typically be lured to this address by force or deception, and all but one victim were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet (his first victim was stabbed to death). Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three further victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were discarded in the Des Plaines River.
Gacy became known as the “Killer Clown” due to his charitable services at fundraising events, parades, and children’s parties where he would dress as “Pogo the Clown”, a character he devised himself.
BELOW : Various exhibit items to include one of Gacy’s “Pogo The Clown ” suits , handwritten and signed correspondence , a hand painting and various other memorabilia, all of which is on display here at The Crime Through Time Collection , Littledean Jail , Forest of Dean , Gloucestershire, UK .
ABOVE AND BELOW : One of John Wayne Gacy’s original worn clown suits. There are two other known Gacy clown suits on display at The National Museum of Crime , Washington DC , USA .
BELOW: picture of 2 other Gacy clown suits, on display at The National Museum of Crime, Washington DC ….. Previously owned ( not sure if he still owns them ) by Jonathan Davis, lead singer of American Heavy Metal Band “Korn .”
ABOVE: John Wayne Gacy pictured in jail, so say, shortly before his execution by lethal injection
WITH THE EVER INCREASING INTEREST IN BOTH CHARLES SALVADOR’S ARTWORK AND KRAY MEMORABILIA …. PLEASE DO BEWARE OF DODGY AUCTION HOUSES THROUGHOUT THE UK ….
HERE BELOW ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF GENUINE CHARLES SALVADOR ITEMS AS CAN BE VARIFIED BY CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS AND THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL …. SO ALL BUYERS AND INVESTORS PLEASE DO BEWARE OF ALL THE FAKE STUFF THAT IS OUT THERE …
ABOVE: “FACE-OFF” AT THE JAIL BETWEEN ANDY JONES AND JOHN BLUNDELL
“BACK BEHIND BARS” – ICONIC BRITISH ACTOR – JOHN BLUNDELL WHO STARRED AS THE ORIGINAL “DADDY” – PONGO BANKS IN THE ICONIC 1978 SCUM” 1979 FILM…“QUADROPHENIA” , WHERE HE PLAYED ONE OF THE MAIN ROCKERS , VISITS THE JAIL
ON BEHALF OF CHARLES SALVADOR (formerly known as Charles Bronson) HIS FIANCEE LORRAINE KINDLY VISITED THE CRIME THROUGH TIME COLLECTION AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL . HIS LOYAL FRIEND MARK WILLIAMS TATTOOIST AND SCULPTOR ALSO BROUGHT ALONG VARIOUS UNIQUE EXHIBIT ITEMS, SCULPTURED BY HIMSELF AND OWNED BY CHARLIE WHICH ARE TO BE FEATURED ON DISPLAY HERE FOR THE FORTHCOMING 2015 TOURISM SEASON…
LORRAINE ALSO BROUGHT ALONG ICONIC BRITISH ACTOR – JOHN BLUNDELL WHO STARRED IN SUCH EQUALLY ICONIC FILMS…” SCUM” AND “QUADROPHENIA” ,NOT FORGETTING MARK AND JOHN’S DEAR LADIES.
CHARLES SALVADOR ( FORMERLY CHARLES BRONSON ) PICTURED WEARING ONE OF HIS VESTS WORN WITHIN PRISON… AND NOW HERE ON DISPLAY ALONG WITH MANY OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS , ARTWORK ETC.
IT WAS A GREAT HONOUR TO TALK TO CHARLIE PERSONALLY WHO KINDLY TELEPHONED THE JAIL TO SPEAK TO ALL THOSE THAT KINDLY VISITED ON HIS BEHALF . HE WAS IN GOOD SPIRIT AND HAD RECENTLY BEEN ALLOWED TO WATCH “RAMBO” INSIDE HIS CELL ALONG WITH BEING GIVEN A MINCE PIE AND APRICOT YOGHURT TO EAT DURING THE FILM . HE ONLY WATCHED THE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF THE FILM BUT ENJOYED IT TOO.
BELOW ARE A FEW IMAGES RELATING TO YESTERDAY’S VISIT TO THE JAIL