NJ2215 : Percy Toplis' Bothy

taken 8 years ago, near to Blairnamarrow, Moray, Scotland

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Percy Toplis' Bothy
Percy Toplis' Bothy
Just to be clear about it, the infamous Toplis didn't own the bothy. He was a notorious murderer and rapist, sometimes known as the 'Monocled Mutineer', and urgently wanted by several police forces. He went to ground here, but smoke from the chimney betrayed the fact that there was someone living in the bothy. Police Constable George Greig and farmer John Grant went to investigate, and Toplis shot and wounded both before escaping on a bicycle. For a fuller account of Toplis' life of crime see LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Derelict, Disused People, Events
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2016 Automatic Clusters: · Infamous Toplis Didn't own the Bothy [2] Title Clusters: · Percy Toplis' Bothy [2] ·
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NJ2215, 16 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 April, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2238 1517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:13.2402N 3:17.2202W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2237 1513
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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