When a young boy called Frank Clarke, aged 13, found a woman's hat on Bathampton Down on 7th August 1891, a bank holiday, it started off a mystery that still has many baffled!
Frank, who was there playing with several school-friends, brought home the hat and gave it to his mother, who with presentiment of a tragedy said, “I believe it belongs to someone who has been murdered, it shan’t stop in the house” the boy accordingly took it to the Police-station.
Find outwhat happened next in this amazing story that shocked the nation!
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Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser - Thursday 19 October 1893 Toronto Daily Mail - Saturday 28 October 1893
Western Mail - Friday 06 October 1893
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Evening Herald (Dublin) - Tuesday 26 September 1893
London Evening Standard - Wednesday 18 October 1893
Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle - Saturday 16 December 1893
Bristol Mercury - Saturday 04 November 1893
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 14 December 1893
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