The real Peaky Blinders who operated in Birmingham in the early 1900s. Pictured from left to right are Henry Fowler, Ernest Bayles, Stephen McHickie and Thomas Gilbert.
The gang was composed largely of young men of lower to middle-classes.
They derived social power from robbery, violence, racketeering, illegal bookmaking and the control of gambling.
The outfit worn by the members of the gang were tailored jackets, lapel overcoats, button waistcoats, silk scarves, bell-bottom trousers, leather boots, and peaked flat caps.