It was a grisly murder that shocked Victorian England, and became known as the ‘Bermondsey Horror.’
Turner wanted viewers to think about the history of the Temeraire, how it had been a hero of the decisive Battle of Trafalgar; but how despite that, the nation seemed to have turned its back on her.
In 2011 nearly 70 years to the day a bomb destroyed Stainer’s Street Arch at London Bridge Jim Smith then aged 90 re-told us his story
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