The Bugle, 7th Oct, 2019

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...