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Episode 2819th July 2021 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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The death and funeral of Lucy Moore in Bristol in 1920 attracted a lot of local attention. She was Bristol’s only Black American resident celebrity, and, it was claimed, the fattest woman in the world. Learn more about this timid star of the travelling circus.


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

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