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The Brislington Villa Tragedy
Episode 822nd February 2021 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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They were, apparently, a quiet family who 'kept themselves to themselves'; an unremarkable pair, the wife invariably cheerful and often to be heard singing as she worked around the house. There seems to have been a particular bond between mother and son. In fact they were described as being 'wonderfully devoted', their relationship more like brother and sister. George tended to call her 'Gin' rather than 'Mother'. The father though, was another matter...

"I was quarrelling with my father and she threatened my mother. I saw him creeping up behind me with a hatchet and there was a struggle. Everything seemed black and a red mist was before my eyes. When this cleared, I found my father dead".


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