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The Neighbour From Hell
Episode 4018th October 2021 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Mary Ann French was a mother of three children. She worked as an ironer and liked a drink. Trouble was, when she drank, she became aggressive, and you din't want to get in her way!

Unfortunately for Alice Dyer, Mary Ann had just moved into the same lodging house as her family, and drank at the same pubs, so it was difficult to avoid this violent angry woman!


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