Paul Stickler: 'The Kray Twins'
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Saturday 15th October 2022
Retired detective, crime historian and popular speaker, Paul Stickler, presents challenging material about the case.
'The Kray Twins: Image Constructed Through Violence'.
The Kray twins’ reign of terror began in the 1950s when their use of violence spread from simple street fighting to using their muscle to branch into the protection racket market. Their activities were largely unchecked through fear of reprisals for witnesses, with their violence reaching its peak due in the 1960s. Their reign of terror lasted for many years across east and central London, allowed by a number of factors outside of their control. For them, it was the perfect storm; for many it was a period of violence and fear.