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After working on a market stall, he later opened a restaurant in Soho. In he was jailed for seven years for a drug smuggling conspiracy with fellow train robber Wisbey.

Florist Roger Cordrey was arrested in Bournemouth after renting a lock-up from a policeman's widow. Following his release in , he went back to the flower business and moved to the West Country.

He was caught in Kent after three years on the run and sentenced to 18 years. He was released in and moved to Sussex.

A bookie and self-confessed "heavy", it was Tommy Wisbey's role to frighten the train staff. He was sentenced to 30 years and released in , but he was jailed for another 10 years in for cocaine dealing.

After his release, he ran a flower stall and went to live in north London. He suffered several strokes as his health deteriorated.

Nightclub boss Bobby Welch was sentenced to 30 years and released in He was later left crippled when an operation on his leg went wrong.

Reynolds claimed Boal was not involved in the robbery and was "an innocent man". He died of cancer in jail in A solicitor who was convicted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

He was sentenced to three years and released in He went to live in Surrey. Scientists say the UK test-and-trace scheme is not yet good enough to stop a resurgence of coronavirus.

UK selected England N. The Great Train Robbers: Who were they? Image caption From left to right, pictures of Bruce Reynolds, Ronald "Buster" Edwards and Ronnie Biggs released by police at the time of the robbery in British criminal Ronnie Biggs, best known for his part in the Great Train Robbery, has died at the age of So who was he and who were the other gang members?

Ronnie Biggs. More on this story. Ronnie Biggs: Who was the real Biggs? Great Train Robber Bruce Reynolds dies aged How the Great Train Robbery unfolded.

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Elsewhere on the BBC. Clouds are gathering on the beach The fitting of radios was also considered, but they were deemed to be too expensive, and the measure was not implemented.

The signal had been tampered with by the robbers: they had covered the green light and connected a battery to power the red light. The locomotive's second crew member, known as the secondman or "fireman", was year-old David Whitby, also from Crewe.

As a signal stop was unexpected at this time and place, Whitby climbed down from the cab to call the signalman from a line-side telephone, only to find the cables had been cut.

As he returned to the train he was overpowered by one of the robbers. Meanwhile, gang members entered the engine cabin from both sides, and as Mills grappled with one robber he was struck from behind by another with a cosh and rendered semi-conscious.

The robbers now had to move the train to Bridego Bridge now known as Mentmore [8] Bridge , approximately half a mile m further along the track, where they planned to unload the money.

One of the robbers had spent months befriending railway staff and familiarising himself with the layout and operation of trains and carriages.

Ultimately though, it was decided that it would be better to use an experienced train driver to move the locomotive and the first two carriages from the signals to the bridge after uncoupling the carriages containing the rest of the sorters and the ordinary mail.

On that night, the gang's hired train driver an acquaintance of Ronnie Biggs, later referred to as "Stan Agate" or "Peter" was unable to operate this newer type of locomotive; although having driven trains for many years, he was by then retired and was experienced only on shunting switching locomotives on the Southern Region.

With no other alternative available to them, it was quickly decided that Mills would have to move the train to the stopping point near the bridge, which was indicated by a white sheet stretched between poles on the track.

Biggs 's only task was to supervise Agate's participation in the robbery, and when it became obvious that Agate was not able to drive the train, he and Biggs were sent to the waiting truck to help load the mail bags.

The train was stopped at Bridego Bridge, and the robbers' "assault force" attacked the 'high-value packages' HVP carriage. Thomas Kett, assistant inspector in charge of the train from Carlisle to Euston was also in the carriage.

Dewhurst and Kett were hit with coshes when they made a vain attempt to prevent the robbers' storming of the carriage. Once the robbers had entered the carriage, the staff could put up no effective resistance and there was no police officer or security guard on board to assist them.

The staff were made to lie face down on the floor in a corner of the carriage. Mills and Whitby were then brought into the carriage, handcuffed together and put down beside the staff.

The robbers removed all but eight of the sacks from the HVP carriage, which they transferred in about 15—20 minutes to the waiting truck by forming a human chain.

The gang departed in their Austin Loadstar truck some 30 minutes after the robbery had begun and, in an effort to mislead any potential witnesses, they used two Land Rover vehicles, both of which bore the registration plates BMG A.

The gang then headed along minor roads, listening for police broadcasts on a VHF radio, the journey taking somewhere between 45 minutes and an hour, and arrived back at Leatherslade Farm at around , at around the same time as the first reports of the crime were being made.

It had been bought two months earlier as their hideout. At the farm they counted the proceeds and divided it into 16 full shares and several 'drinks' smaller sums of money intended for associates of the gang.

From listening to their police-tuned radio, the gang learned that the police had calculated they had gone to ground within a mile radius of the crime scene rather than dispersing with their haul.

This declaration was based on information given by a witness at the crime scene who stated that a gang member had told the post office workers "not to move for half an hour".

The gang realised the police were using a "dragnet tactic", and with help from the public, would probably discover the farm much sooner than had been originally anticipated.

As a result, the plan for leaving the farm was brought forward to Friday from Sunday the crime was committed on Thursday. The vehicles they had driven to the farm could no longer be used because they had been seen by the train staff.

Brian Field came to the farm on Thursday to pick up his share of the loot and to take Roy James to London to find an extra vehicle. Field, his wife Karin and his associate "Mark" brought the vans and drove the remainder of the gang to the Fields's home to recover.

Field had arranged with "Mark" to carry out a comprehensive clean-up and set fire to the farm after the robbers had left, even though the robbers had already spent much time wiping the place down to be free of prints.

However, on Monday, when Charlie Wilson rang Brian Field to check whether the farm had been cleaned, he did not believe Field's assurances.

He called a meeting with Edwards, Reynolds, Daly and James and they agreed that they needed to be sure. They called Field to a meeting on Tuesday, where he was forced to admit that he had failed to "torch" the farm.

By the time they were ready to go back to the farm, however, they learned that police had found the hide-out. There is some uncertainty regarding the exact cash total stolen from the train.

There were also ten-shilling notes and Irish and Scottish money. Because a minute time limit had been set by Reynolds, eight out of bags were not stolen and were left behind.

Famously, the gang had used the money in a game of Monopoly while holed up at the farm house. The robbers had cut all the telephone lines in the vicinity, but one of the rail-men left on the train at Sears Crossing caught a passing goods train to Cheddington, where he raised the alarm at around The gang consisted of 17 full members who were to receive an equal share, including the men who were at the robbery and two key informants.

The best known member of the gang, Biggs , had only a minor role—to recruit the train driver. His mother died in , and he had trouble living with his father and stepmother, so he often stayed with one or other of his grandmothers.

Reynolds was jailed for three years on several counts of breaking and entering, and upon his release quickly started re-offending.

He soon joined a gang with best friend John Daly future brother-in-law. Harry Booth. Also he did some criminal? Richardson in turn introduced him to Gordon Goody.

After the train heist, Reynolds escaped to Mexico with his wife, Angela, and young son, Nick Reynolds who later became a member of the band Alabama 3 , whose song " Woke Up This Morning " was the opening theme of The Sopranos [28] and lived lavishly with his share of the take, approximately , British pounds.

When that money ran out, Reynolds moved his family to Canada and then France under false identities, in search of work, before returning to the United Kingdom to pursue opportunities promised by his old criminal contacts.

He was arrested in in Torquay [28] and sentenced to 25 years in jail. He was released a decade later. Reynolds was reincarcerated in the mids for dealing amphetamines.

In a interview, Reynolds recalled: "from an early age I always wanted a life of adventure. While his life in crime did provide excitement, Reynolds said in , "I've always felt that I can't escape my past.

And in many ways I feel that it is like a line from the ' Ancient Mariner ' and that the notoriety was like an albatross around my neck.

Reynolds died aged 81 on 28 February after a brief illness. Authorities regarded Douglas Gordon Goody as the mastermind of the operation.

Of Northern Irish descent, Goody was born in Putney , London in March and was still living there in his mother's flat at the time of the robbery.

In the early s he joined Buster Edwards' gang and helped rob various easy targets. In September , Goody claimed the identity of 'The Ulsterman' was Patrick McKenna for the first time in a documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the robbery.

However Bruce was able to make contact with McKenna's family. This documentary was shown in cinemas and on demand in October On 29 January , Goody died of emphysema at the age of From to he was called up for national service , and in he married Patricia Pat Osbourne , with whom he had three children.

He turned to crime early in life and spurned his father's legitimate but low-income wage. While he did have legitimate work in his in-laws' grocer's shop, he also was a thief and his criminal proceeds went into buying shares in various gambling enterprises.

He went to jail for short spells for numerous offences. In , he began to work with Bruce Reynolds and planned to get into the criminal big league.

During his national service in the RAF he was detained for stealing cigarettes. When he returned to South London , he ran a drinking club and became a professional criminal.

He married June Rose in They had a daughter, Nicky. Brian Arthur Field was born on 15 December and was immediately put up for adoption.

Although soldiers in the Service Corps were considered combat personnel, they were primarily associated with transport and logistics.

When he was discharged from the military, it was with "a very good character". Although he was only 28 at the time of the robbery, he was already apparently more prosperous than his boss, John Wheater.

Field drove a new Jaguar and had a house, "Kabri" an amalgam of Karin and Brian [Field] , with his wife at the Bridle Path, Whitchurch Hill , Oxfordshire, while his boss owned a battered Ford and lived in a run-down neighbourhood.

Part of the reason for Field's prosperity was that he was not averse to giving Goody and Edwards information about what his clients had in their country houses, making them prime targets for the thieves.

He had arranged Edwards' defence when he had been caught with a stolen car and had met Goody at a nightclub in Soho. In , Douglas Goody claimed to journalists that "The Ulsterman" was Patrick McKenna, at the time of the robbery a year-old postal worker living in Salford , Lancashire.

McKenna, who was originally from Belfast , met Goody four times in Goody alleged that he found out McKenna's name only when he saw it written inside his spectacles case.

It is not known what became of the share McKenna allegedly received, but his children were "flabbergasted" on hearing the claim of their father's involvement.

It was surmised that McKenna either donated his share to the Catholic church over the years or had had the money stolen from him.

This alleged identification of McKenna as "The Ulsterman" has been disputed; not least because McKenna appears to have had no criminal record or associations and died poor.

It has been suggested [20] that a known associate of the convicted robbers, Sammy Osterman, was part of the gang, and his "Ulsterman" soubriquet was simply the result of mishearing his surname.

William Gerald Boal 22 October — 26 June , an accomplice after the fact of Roger Cordrey, was convicted as being one of the robbers, despite playing a role no different from the many other accomplices of the various train robbers.

Boal died in jail. Lennie Field was allowed to think that the plan was to hijack a lorry load of cigarettes. He was released from jail in and went to live in north London.

He was convicted and sentenced to three years. He died in Harrogate, near Leeds, aged He then went to Cheddington railway station , where the train had been taken, and where statements were taken from the driver and postal workers.

By lunchtime of the following day, it became obvious to Fewtrell that extra resources were needed to cope with the scale of the investigation and the Buckinghamshire Chief Constable referred the case to Scotland Yard.

The police then undertook a major search, fanning out from the crime scene after having failed to find any forensic evidence there.

A watch was put on the seaports. Following a tip-off from a herdsman who used a field adjacent to Leatherslade Farm, a police sergeant and constable called there on 13 August , five days after the robbery.

They also found a large quantity of food, bedding, sleeping bags, post-office sacks, registered mail packages, banknote wrappers and a Monopoly board game.

It was determined that although the farm had been cleaned for fingerprints, some finger and palm prints presumably of the robbers had been overlooked, including those on a ketchup bottle and on the Monopoly set which had been used after the robbery for a game, but with real money.

Despite the big breakthrough of the discovery of Leatherslade Farm, the investigation was not going well. On Monday 12 August , Butler was appointed to head the police investigation of the London connection and quickly formed a six-man Train Robbery Squad.

With Leatherslade Farm finally found on 13 August , the day after Tommy Butler was appointed to head the London investigation, the Train Robbery Squad descended on the farm.

The key breakthrough was when Detective Chief Superintendent Millen met a distinguished barrister in a smoking room of an exclusive West End club who told him that someone was willing to inform on the gang.

The informant had just been jailed in a provincial prison before the train robbery, and was hoping to get parole and other favourable outcomes from talking.

He clearly did not know all the names perfectly, and a second informant a woman was able to fill in the gaps. Millen said in his book Specialist in Crime , "the break-through with the informer came at a moment when I and my colleagues at the Yard were in a state of frustration almost approaching despair".

Hatherill and Millen decided to publish photos of the wanted suspects, despite strong protests from Tommy Butler and Frank Williams. This resulted in most of the robbers going to ground.

He became arguably the most renowned head of the Flying Squad in its history. He was known variously as "Mr Flying Squad", as "One-day Tommy" for the speed with which he apprehended criminals and as the "Grey Fox" for his shrewdness.

He was Scotland Yard's most formidable thief-taker and, as an unmarried man who still lived with his mother, he had a fanatical dedication to the job.

Butler worked long hours and expected all members of the squad to do the same. The squad later had to work out rotations whereby one member would go home to rest as otherwise they were getting only three hours of sleep per night and had no time to eat healthily or see their families.

When the squad tried to get him to ease the working conditions, Butler was enraged and threatened to send them back to their normal duties.

Butler was said to be very secretive, with Jack Slipper claiming in his book Slipper of the Yard that "he wouldn't even tell his own left hand what the right one was doing".

This meant that Train Robbery Squad members were often dispatched on specific errands with no knowledge of how their tasks fitted into the overall investigation.

The senior officer, Frank Williams, was a quiet man. His speciality was dealing with informants and he had the best working knowledge of the south London criminal fraternity in the force.

One of the squad, Jack Slipper, would later become head of the Flying Squad and would still be involved in the case many years later. They also sought to identify what money had been taken so that the relevant banks could be notified.

Deficiencies in High Value Package carriage security were reported and secure carriages were immediately brought back into service. The installation of radios was recommended as a priority.

The investigation was detailed in a report by Assistant Controller Richard Yates that was issued in May The first gang member to be caught was Roger Cordrey.

He was with his friend, William Boal who was helping him lie low in return for the payment of old debts.

They were living in a rented, fully furnished flat above a florist's shop in Wimborne Road, Moordown , Bournemouth.

The Bournemouth police were tipped off by Ethel Clark, who unfortunately for Boal and Cordrey was the widow of a former police officer, when Boal and Cordrey paid rent for a garage in Tweedale Road, off Castle Lane West, three months in advance, all in used ten-shilling notes.

Boal, who was not involved in the robbery, was sentenced to 24 years and died in prison in Police later acknowledged that he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

Other arrests followed. Eight of the gang members and several associates were caught. On Friday 16 August , two people who had decided to take a morning stroll in Dorking Woods discovered a briefcase, a holdall and a camel-skin bag, all containing money.

They called police, who also discovered another briefcase full of money in the woods. They also found a camel-skin bag with a receipt inside, from the Cafe Pension restaurant, Sonnenbichel, Hindelang , Prov.

Allgäu in Germany. It was made out to Herr and Frau Field. Surrey police delivered the money and the receipt to Fewtrell and McArthur in Aylesbury, who knew by then that Brian Field was a clerk at James and Wheater who had acted in the purchase of Leatherslade Farm.

In addition, they knew that Field had acted for Gordon Goody and other criminals. Several weeks later, the police went to Field's house to interview him.

He calmly for someone whose relatives had dumped a large part at least of the loot provided a cover story that implicated Lennie Field as the purchaser of the farm and his boss John Wheater as the conveyancer.

He admitted to visiting the farm on one occasion with Lennie Field, but said he assumed it was an investment of his brother Alexander Field, whom Brian Field had unsuccessfully defended in a recent court case.

Field, not knowing the police had found a receipt, readily confirmed that he and his wife had been to Germany on a holiday and gave them the details of the place at which they had stayed.

Lennie Field had already been arrested on 14 September. The trial of the robbers began at Aylesbury Assizes , Buckinghamshire, on 20 January Because it would be necessary to accommodate a large number of lawyers and journalists, the existing court was deemed too small and so the offices of Aylesbury Rural District Council were specially converted for the event.

The defendants were brought to the court each day from Aylesbury Prison in a compartmentalised van, out of view of the large crowd of spectators.

Mr Justice Edmund Davies presided over the trial, which lasted 51 days and included exhibits and witnesses. The jury retired to the Grange Youth Centre in Aylesbury to consider its verdict.

On 11 February , there was a sensation when John Daly was found to have no case to answer. His counsel, Walter Raeburn QC , claimed that the evidence against his client was limited to his fingerprints being on the Monopoly set found at Leatherslade Farm and the fact that he went underground after the robbery.

Raeburn went on to say that Daly had played the Monopoly game with his brother-in-law Bruce Reynolds earlier in , and that he had gone underground only because he was associated with people publicly sought by the police.

This was not proof of involvement in a conspiracy. The judge agreed, and the jury was directed to acquit him. Detective Inspector Frank Williams was shocked when this occurred because, owing to Tommy Butler's refusal to share information, he had no knowledge of the fact that Daly's prints were only on the Monopoly set.

If Williams had known this, he could have asked Daly questions about the Monopoly set and robbed him of his very effective alibi.

Daly was clever in avoiding having a photo taken when he was arrested until he could shave his beard. This meant that there was no photo to show the lengths he had gone to in order to change his appearance.

No action was taken against Butler for his mistake in not ensuring the case against Daly was more thorough. On 15 April the proceedings ended with the judge describing the robbery as "a crime of sordid violence inspired by vast greed" and passing sentences of 30 years' imprisonment on seven of the robbers.

The 11 men sentenced all felt aggrieved at the sentences handed down, particularly Bill Boal who died in prison and Lennie Field, who were later found not guilty of the charges against them.

The other men aside from Wheater resented what they considered to be the excessive length of the sentences, which were longer than those given to many murderers or armed robbers at the time.

At that period, there was no parole system in place and prisoners served the full term of the sentence. Train robbers who were sentenced later, and by different judges, received shorter terms.

At the time, the severity of the sentences caused some surprise. When mastermind Bruce Reynolds was arrested in , he allegedly told arresting officer Tommy Butler that those sentences had had a detrimental effect.

According to him, they had prompted criminals generally to take guns with them when they set out on robberies. On 13 July , the appeals by Lennie Field and Brian Field no relation against the charges of conspiracy to rob were allowed.

This meant that their sentences were in effect reduced to five years only. On 14 July , the appeals by Roger Cordrey and Bill Boal were allowed, with the convictions for conspiracy to rob quashed, leaving only the receiving charges.

Justice Fenton Atkinson concluded that a miscarriage of justice would result if Boal's charges were upheld, given that his age, physique and temperament made him an unlikely train robber.

Luckily for him, as the oldest robber, Cordrey was also deemed to be not guilty of the conspiracy because his prints had not been found at Leatherslade Farm.

Brian Field was only reluctantly acquitted of the robbery. Justice Atkinson stated that he would not be surprised if Field were not only part of the conspiracy, but also one of the robbers.

The charges against the other men were all upheld. In the end Lennie Field and Bill Boal got some measure of justice, but Boal died in prison in after a long illness.

On 12 August , Wilson escaped from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham in under three minutes, the escape being considered unprecedented in that a three-man team had broken into the prison to extricate him.

His escape team was never caught and the leader, nicknamed "Frenchy", had disappeared from the London criminal scene by the late s. Two weeks after his escape Wilson was in Paris for plastic surgery.

Eleven months after Wilson's escape, in July , Biggs escaped from Wandsworth Prison , 15 months into his sentence. A furniture van was parked alongside the prison walls and a ladder was dropped over the foot-high wall into the prison during outside exercise time, allowing four prisoners to escape, including Biggs.

The escape was planned by recently released prisoner Paul Seaborne, with the assistance of two other ex-convicts, Ronnie Leslie and Ronnie Black, with support from Biggs's wife, Charmian.

The plot saw two other prisoners interfere with the warders, and allow Biggs and friend Eric Flower to escape. Seaborne was later caught by Butler and sentenced to four-and-a-half years; Ronnie Leslie received three years for being the getaway driver.

The two other prisoners who took advantage of the Biggs escape were captured after three months. Biggs and Flower paid a significant sum of money to be smuggled to Paris for plastic surgery.

Biggs said he had to escape because of the length of the sentence and what he alleged to be the severity of the prison conditions. Wilson and Biggs's escapes meant that five of the known robbers were now on the run, with Tommy Butler in hot pursuit.

Jimmy White — With the other robbers on the run and having fled the country, only White was at large in the United Kingdom.

He was said to have "a remarkable ability to be invisible, to merge with his surroundings and become the ultimate Mr Nobody. Throughout his three years on the run with wife Sheree and baby son Stephen, he was taken advantage of or let down by friends and associates.

On 10 April a new friend recognised him from photos in a newspaper and informed police. They arrested him at Littlestone while he was at home.

The rest was long gone. He was tried in June at Leicester Assizes and Mr Justice Nield sentenced him to 18 years' jail, considerably less than the 30 years given to other principal offenders.

Buster Edwards — Edwards fled to Mexico with his family, to join Bruce Reynolds and later Charlie Wilson but returned voluntarily to England in , where he was sentenced to 15 years.

Charlie Wilson — Wilson took up residence outside Montreal, Quebec , Canada, on Rigaud Mountain in an upper-middle-class neighbourhood where the large, secluded properties are surrounded by trees.

He lived under the name Ronald Alloway, a name borrowed from a Fulham shopkeeper. His wife and three children soon joined him.

He joined an exclusive golf club and participated in the activities of the local community. It was only when he invited his brother-in-law over from the UK for Christmas that Scotland Yard was able to track him down and recapture him.

They waited three months before making their move, in the hope that Wilson would lead them to Reynolds, the last suspect still to be apprehended.

Wilson was arrested on 25 January by Tommy Butler. Many in Rigaud petitioned that his wife and three daughters be allowed to stay in the Montreal area.

Bruce Reynolds — On 6 June , Reynolds arrived in Mexico, with his wife Angela and son Nick joining him a few months later, after they evaded the obvious police surveillance.

A year later in July , Buster Edwards and his family arrived, although unlike the Reynolds family they planned to return to England at some stage, and did not like Mexico.

Charlie Wilson, on the run with his family still back in England visited them for six weeks, so three of the train robbers were together in exile for a time.

After the Edwards family returned to England, the Reynoldses also decided to leave Mexico and go to Canada to potentially join up with the Wilson family, leaving on 6 December They had spent much of their share of the robbery by this point — living far more extravagantly than the Edwardses had.

After realising the danger in settling near the Wilsons in Montreal, they went to live in Vancouver, and then went to Nice, France.

Reynolds did not want to go to Australia where Biggs was, and needing money decided to go back to England, settling briefly in Torquay before being captured by Tommy Butler.

Ronnie Biggs — Biggs fled to Paris, where he acquired new identity papers and underwent plastic surgery.

In , he moved to Adelaide, Australia , where he worked as a builder and he and his wife had a third son. Tipped off that Interpol was showing interest, he moved to Melbourne working as a set constructor for Channel 9 , later escaping to Rio de Janeiro , Brazil , after police had discovered his Melbourne address.

Biggs could not be extradited because there was no extradition treaty between Britain and Brazil, and additionally he became father to a Brazilian son, which afforded him legal immunity.

As a result, he lived openly in Rio for many years, safe from the British authorities. In May , aged 71 and having suffered three strokes, Biggs voluntarily returned to England.

Accepting that he could be arrested, his stated desire was to "walk into a Margate pub as an Englishman and buy a pint of bitter ". On 2 July , Biggs was denied parole by Justice Secretary Jack Straw , who considered Biggs to be still "wholly unrepentant", [64] [65] but was released from custody on 6 August, two days before his 80th birthday, on 'compassionate grounds'.

He died on 18 December , aged Following the deaths of Goody on 29 January , [66] and Tommy Wisbey on 30 December , Bob Welch is the only remaining known member of the gang known still alive.

In later years, the robbers generally came together only for the funerals of their fellow gang members. Wilson's funeral on 10 May was attended by Bruce Reynolds, who reported seeing Edwards, Roy James who got into a verbal argument with the press , Welch hobbling on crutches and White who went unnoticed due to his ability to blend into the background.

At Edwards's funeral in , Reynolds saw only Welch. Hussey, Wisbey and James were all in prison at the time.

After being sentenced on 16 April , Field served four years of his five-year sentence. He was released in While he was in prison, his wife Karin divorced him and married a German journalist.

She confirmed that she took Roy James to Thame railway station so he could go to London and that she led a convoy of two vans back to her house, where the gang were joined by wives and girlfriends for a big party to celebrate the crime.

It seems that Field was ambushed upon his release from prison by a recently released convict, "Scotch Jack" Buggy, who presumably roughed up or even tortured Field with a view to extorting some of the loot from the robbery.

Subsequently, Field went to ground and Buggy was killed shortly after. Reynolds gave up trying to find Field. Field changed his name to Brian Carlton to disappear.

Sometime after his release from prison he married Sian, from Wales. Field and his wife Sian were responsible for the company's operations in central and southern Europe, to where they shipped English language books and held book fairs at international English schools.

Field, aged 44, and Sian, aged 28, died in a car crash on the M4 motorway on 27 April , a year after the last of the robbers had completed their sentences.

The accident occurred as they returned from a visit to Sian's parents in Wales. A Mercedes driven by Amber Bessone, the pregnant year-old daughter of well-known hairdresser Raymond Bessone Mr Teasy Weasy crossed a damaged section of the guard rail and slammed into Field's oncoming Porsche.

The Fields, Amber, her husband and two children were all killed instantly. It was several weeks after the accident that Field's true identity was discovered.

It is not clear whether his wife Sian ever knew of his past. The last of the robbers released, after serving about one-third of his sentence [69] Wilson returned to the life of crime and was found shot dead at his villa in Marbella , Spain, on 24 April His murder was thought to be related to suspected cheating in drug-dealing.

Buster Edwards After he was released, he became a flower seller outside Waterloo station. Roy James James went back to motor racing following his release on 15 August However he crashed several cars and his chances of becoming a driver quickly faded.

After the failure of his sporting career, he returned to his trade as a silversmith. He produced the trophy given to Formula One promoters each year thanks to his acquaintance with Bernie Ecclestone.

James was acquitted in January for his part in the swindle. He was sentenced to six years in jail. In , James underwent triple-bypass surgery and was subsequently released from prison in , only to die almost immediately afterwards on 21 August after another heart attack.

Roger Cordrey Cordrey was the first of the robbers released, but his share of the theft had almost entirely been recovered by the police.

He went back to being a florist at his sister's business upon his release. He is now dead, and his son Tony has publicly acknowledged his dad confirmed that Bill Boal was innocent of any involvement in the robbery.

Bruce Reynolds Bruce Reynolds , the last of the robbers to be caught, was released from prison on 6 June after serving 10 years. Reynolds, then aged 47, was helped by Gordon Goody to get back on his feet, before Goody departed for Spain.

Frank Monroe, one of the three robbers who was never caught, temporarily gave Reynolds a job, but did not want to attract undue attention by employing him for too long.

Reynolds later got back together with his wife Angela and son Nicholas. He was arrested in for drug-related offences Reynolds denied having any involvement.

He was released again in March and dedicated himself to helping his wife recover from a mental breakdown.

In , he and his son Nicholas travelled with reporters from The Sun newspaper to take Biggs back to Britain. He died in his sleep, aged 81, on 28 February He and his wife Barbara and their three children moved to Cornwall, where he worked as a street sweeper until the age of 70, known to the locals as Gentleman John or John the Gent.

Daly told no one about the robbery as he was told he could face a retrial. He died six weeks after his brother-in-law Reynolds.

On 6 August , Biggs was granted release from prison on "compassionate grounds", due to a severe case of pneumonia and other ongoing health problems.

Having suffered a series of strokes after his release, and unable to speak for the previous three years, Biggs died at the Carlton Court Care home, London on 18 December Tommy Wisbey and Big Jim Hussey Tommy Wisbey was luckier than most of the others, in that his loot had been entrusted to his brothers, and when he emerged, he had a house in South London and a few other investments to keep him going.

During his prison stint, his daughter Lorraine had died in a car accident. He took a while to learn how to live harmoniously with his wife Rene his daughter Marilyn having moved out upon his return.

Shortly after his release, Wisbey was imprisoned on remand over a swindle involving travellers' cheques. The judge acknowledged the minor nature of his role.

Jim Hussey was released on 17 November and married girlfriend Gill whom he had met just before the robbery.

Hussey's share of the loot had been entrusted to a friend of Frank Monroe who squandered it despite Monroe periodically checking on its keeper.

Wisbey and Hussey fell back into crime and were jailed in for cocaine dealing, with Wisbey sentenced to 10 years and Hussey to seven years.

In her book Gangster's Moll , Marilyn Wisbey recounts that on 8 June , after returning home from a visit to an abortion clinic and resting they were raided by the Drugs Squad.

Wisbey himself was captured a year later in Wilmslow, Cheshire. He was allegedly staying with another woman, to the shock of his wife and daughter. In return for Hussey and Wisbey pleading guilty, the two women were unconditionally freed.

Wisbey later explained: "We were against drugs all our lives, but as the years went on, towards the end of the '70s, it became more and more the 'in' thing.

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Blair Smith was one of the camera operators. Porter's filmic style for The Great Train Robbery was not on the cutting edge for ; it is comparable to numerous other films released around the same time, such as The Escaped Lunatic , a popular Biograph Studios comedy about wardens chasing an escapee from a mental institution, and Runaway Match , a British Gaumont film featuring an extended car chase sequence.

Smith and Laura Bayley and released months before The Great Train Robbery , is far more sophisticated in its editing and framing.

The film also leaves many narrative points ambiguous, requiring explanations to be filled in by a live narrator or by audience imaginations. However, the film successfully collected many popular themes and prevalent techniques of the time into a single accessible narrative.

These three shots add an edge of realism and immediacy, with the frame following the action if recording real life in a documentary style; one of these shots, showing the robbers making off with their loot, even requires the mounted camera to attempt a tricky diagonal pan, creating a jagged effect.

The final shot, in which Barnes fires at the camera in a framing reminiscent of a wanted poster , is the film's only close-up , and does not function as part of the plot.

A life size picture of Barnes, leader of the outlaw band, taking aim and firing point blank at each individual in the audience. This effect is gained by foreshortening in making the picture.

The resulting excitement is great. This section of the scene can be used either to begin the subject or to end it, as the operator may choose. The catalogue's informal approach to where the scene should be placed was not unique to The Great Train Robbery ; Porter's adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin , released earlier in , had included a boat race scene that was variously advertised as Scene 5 where it would make some narrative sense or as Scene 10 where it would not.

In , the most common American film venue was vaudeville houses, where films were exhibited as part of a varied bill of entertainment; other informal venues also sometimes showed films.

To secure copyright, they submitted a rough cut of the film about fifteen feet longer than the final cut to the Library of Congress , where it survives as a paper print.

The Great Train Robbery was a major commercial success for the Edison company. Despite its wide success and imitators, The Great Train Robbery did not lead to a significant increase in Western-themed films; instead, the genre continued essentially as it had before, in a scattered mix of short actualities and longer stories.

Porter continued to make films for more than a decade after, usually in a similar editing style to The Great Train Robbery , with few additional technical innovations.

One historian commented that later Porter efforts like The Count of Monte Cristo were "if anything a retrogression from The Great Train Robbery and had less innate cinema sense.

Several prints of The Great Train Robbery survive; a few of these were heavily edited and altered by their owners, but most are in their release state, and at least one is hand-colored.

In the decades after The Great Train Robbery , various inaccurate legends developed, exaggerating its historical significance. Later film critics, abandoning the exaggerated claims, have tended to explain the film's significance mostly in terms of its wide popularity and Porter's influential action-driven storytelling.

William Everson and George Fenin dubbed it "the first dramatically creative American film", while Robert Sklar praised the film's capacity "to unite motion picture spectacle with myth and stories about America that were shared by people throughout the world.

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This one is fun to watch as the thieves work an intricate plan to rob a train. The performances are terrific, but the director and the late great Geoffrey Unsworth's delightful photography bring the Victorian Era back to life.

The detail is wonderful in all the sets and surroundings. The plot is very simple, the film is focused and I found myself rooting for the thieves!

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Director: Michael Crichton. A decorator known as "Big Jim", James Hussey was sentenced to 30 years and released in After working on a market stall, he later opened a restaurant in Soho.

In he was jailed for seven years for a drug smuggling conspiracy with fellow train robber Wisbey.

Florist Roger Cordrey was arrested in Bournemouth after renting a lock-up from a policeman's widow. Following his release in , he went back to the flower business and moved to the West Country.

He was caught in Kent after three years on the run and sentenced to 18 years. He was released in and moved to Sussex.

A bookie and self-confessed "heavy", it was Tommy Wisbey's role to frighten the train staff. He was sentenced to 30 years and released in , but he was jailed for another 10 years in for cocaine dealing.

After his release, he ran a flower stall and went to live in north London. He suffered several strokes as his health deteriorated.

Nightclub boss Bobby Welch was sentenced to 30 years and released in He was later left crippled when an operation on his leg went wrong. Reynolds claimed Boal was not involved in the robbery and was "an innocent man".

He died of cancer in jail in A solicitor who was convicted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice. He was sentenced to three years and released in He went to live in Surrey.

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The Great Train Robbers: Who were they? Image caption From left to right, pictures of Bruce Reynolds, Ronald "Buster" Edwards and Ronnie Biggs released by police at the time of the robbery in British criminal Ronnie Biggs, best known for his part in the Great Train Robbery, has died at the age of So who was he and who were the other gang members?

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