18th May 1960 Savernake Hospital Birthplace of Michael Ryan, who would commit England's largest killing spree in Hungerford in 1987... Savernake Hospital: in depth
18th May 1960 Birth
1978 Ryan acquires a shotgun certificate
30th June 1986 License granted for semi automatic weapons Ryan acquired an M1 carbine, an AK-47 copy known as a Type 56 and a Beretta 92FS semi automatic pistols
11th December 1986 Firearms license Ryan acquired a license to own two pistols
30th July 1987 Approved for semi-automatic license Following the acquisition of his semi-automative firearms license, Ryan completes buying his arsenal. At the time of the massacre he legally possesses the following weapons.
Beretta 92FS semi-automatic 9 mm pistol Used during massacre
CZ ORSO semi-automatic .32-caliber pistol
Bernardelli .22-caliber pistol
Type 56 Chinese copy Kalashnikov AK-47 Used during massacre
M1 Carbine .30 semi-automatic rifle Used during massacre
19th August 1987 South View Hungerford Number 4 on this quiet, secluded street, overlooking a junior school playground was home to Michael Ryan's mother - widowed since 1985. Following his attack on Froxfield Petrol Station, Ryan went here to get prepared for the next stage of his massacre.Muffled shots were heard as he killed the family... South View Hungerford: in depth
19th August 1987 John O Gaunt Community Technical College The scene of Michael Ryan's final stand-off with police and eventual suicide following his rampage through Hungerford in 1987 which left 13 people dead.... John O Gaunt Community Technical College: in depth
19th August 1987 Froxfield Petrol Station Dean's of Froxfield was a well-established local independent petrol station. Having claimed his first victims in Savernake Forest, it was here that Michael Ryan drove to fill up his Astra GTE.Kakoub Dean was behind the counter that day and watched him fill his car. She recognised him as a relatively... Froxfield Petrol Station: in depth
19th August 1987 Savernake Forest The first shooting in the Hungerford Massacre took place in Savernake Forest seven miles to the west of Hungerford itself. Susan Godfrey, 35, was picnicking in the woods with her 2 children. At around 12:30 in the afternoon, Michael Ryan approached Godfrey and her children at gunpoint, forced Susan ... Savernake Forest: in depth
19th August 1987 - 10:45 South View Hungerford: Ryan arrives at his home Ryan collected his weapons, failed to start his car, shot the family dog and then set fire to his house before starting to shoot neighbours and passers by.
19th August 1987 - 12:30 Savernake Forest: First killing Ryan's massacre began with the shooting of a mother picnicking with her children in Savernake Forest
19th August 1987 - 12:45 Arrives home Ryan is seen arriving at his home at South View. He loads his car with weapons and tries to drive away. His car fails to start. Agitated, he moves between the car and the house several times - shooting to family dog before dousing the house in petrol and setting fire to it.
19th August 1987 - 18:52 John O Gaunt Community Technical College: Ryan commits suicide Barricaded in his old classroom at John O' Gaunt school, Ryan shoots himself after a long, tense discussion with the police