|Griffith, Gareth, Gwyneth with Mrs Thelma and Mr Thaddeus Trevithick|
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the trial known as The Trevithick Three.
The Trevithick Three were members of an infamous family of bank robbers who terrorised The North of England at the turn of the 20th Century. With a combined weight of 3433 lbs they were included in the Guinness book of records as the heaviest bank robbers of all time. Although all five of the family participated in the raid only three of them were caught and tried.
The case against the father and mother, Thaddeus Trevithick and Thelma Trescothick from Thetford in Norfolk, where thrown out half way through the trial as it became clear to the presiding judge Mr Justice Thoroughgood, that they were quite possibly the most stupid parents he had ever encountered in his 35 year career and ordered them to attend a local infants school as pupils.