Calling Time On The Krays: The Barmaid's Tale by Mrs X
At 8.30pm on 6th March, 1966, Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in the Blind Beggar pub, Mile End Road. The principal witness, a young barmaid, eventually agreed to give evidence at the trial of the Kray twins, evidence that was crucial in securing a conviction. Since that time, she was kept silent about her ordeal after the killing when she was a marked woman and about the years since, with a new identity, moving from safe house to safe house. However, her story is not just that of a witness, it is also the story of young girl growing up in the East End.