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The Wick Murder
Episode 86th March 2023 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Season: 4 Episode: 8

James Ricketts had gone to Bristol to deliver a cartload of potatoes and was just heading back home at 4pm. He had stopped off at the Carpenter's Arms, Two Mile Hill for a drink where he was joined by a strange man whom he eventually left with. Whilst they had been in the pub, James had shown the man his canvas bag full of money from the sale of the potatoes. What happened next stunned the country but what people couldn't understand was, why did it happen?

Listen to the real words from the hearings to find out what the witnesses and experts had to say about this crime.

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This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. 

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SOURCES

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper - Sunday 30 January 1898

Bristol Mercury - Thursday 03 February 1898

Bristol Mercury - Saturday 05 February 1898

Glasgow Herald - Wednesday 23 February 1898

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