Episode 11

The Bath Mystery

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

Children's Homes http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/

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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Intro music by The Model Folk


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Alice The Backtracker

Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
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