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The Babbacombe Murder Mystery (Part One)
Episode 719th February 2024 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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The Babbacombe Murder Mystery (Part One)

Season: 5 Episode: 7

Emma Anne Whitehead Keyse was a single lady of 68 years old. She was born in Edmonton, London, in 1816. She lived at The Glen with four helpers. One of them was John Lee, who did various jobs. Elizabeth Harris was the cook, and she had asked Emma to give her half-brother, John Lee, a job a few months before. The other helpers were Jane and Eliza Neck, who were sisters and had worked for Emma for over 40 years.

Saturday, the 15th February 1884 would be a day that would change the household forever. Listen to part one of this amazing story and try to decide for yourself what could have possibly happened.


John Lee - Steve Yeo

Elizabeth Harris - Kate Kendell

Express and Echo - Cerise Reed

Frank Patterson - Steve Sheperd


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Cumbernauld News - Thursday 23 December 1971 [1]

Sunday Post - Sunday 22 December 1946

Western Morning News - Thursday 20 November 1884

Illustrated London News - Saturday 29 November 1884

Epsom Journal - Tuesday 09 December 1884

Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 07 February 1885

Leeds Mercury - Friday 20 December 1907

North Devon Journal - Thursday 28 January 1909




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