How Birmingham gang fought on Britain’s racecourses
The real Peaky Blinders fought pitched battles on Britain’s racecourses for control of the riches of on-course betting between the world wars. Bookies were intimidated, the police bribed to look away and shots were fired as large groups of Birmingham’s “hard men” roamed the country.
This true story, told by well-known, Birmingham historian, Carl Chinn, is as enthralling as the acclaimed BBC TV series starting on 5th May.
Carl Chinn, Pathe News