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The Jug Murder
Charlotte Whale, Darby End, 1888
Darby End was rocked by the murder of their own, Charlotte Whale, whilst she had been away fruit-picking in London.
The murderer? Her estranged friend, Sarah Ellen Proctor who was found guilty of the act at the Old Bailey, but deemed insane and detained - presumably in an asylum.
A sad story. Made more sad by suggestions that this wasn't a vengeful murder, but a set-up, related to Charlotte's unwanted pregnancy.
Who didn't want the information getting out? Well, Darby End isn't called that for nothing...
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