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burton on trent murder

Postby rachelmaydawson » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:43 pm

hi i am trying to find out about a murder that was commited against the girl high school headmisstress around the 1950s in burton on trent think the name of the victim was a miss hall
any ideas
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Re: burton on trent murder

Postby ColinB » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:34 pm

This article from the Burton Mail seems to refer to this murder , but the name is Winifred Mulley who was headmistress at Burton Girls' High School 1944 - 1951 : ... MORIES.htm


Rather surprisingly the first hit on a Google search is from the Australian site Trove :
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Re: burton on trent murder

Postby Sylcec » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:10 am

Ah yes Colin - our National Library of Australia's "Trove" is a most wonderful facility, even though the quality of the OCR leaves something to be desired.

Rachel - I suggest that you contact "The Magic Attic" at Swadlincote - they have a great little archive and are wonderfully helpful people. They have a website here:
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Re: burton on trent murder

Postby junkers » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:15 am

If the case is the Miss Mulley case, then The National Archives at Kew have two files:-
MEPO 2/9120: Murder of Winifred Mulley by John William Fenton at Burton-on-Trent, Staffs on 30/31 July 1951: closed until 2028
PCOM 9/1601: FENTON, John William: at Stafford Assizes on 29 November 1951 convicted of murder; sentenced to death (commuted); released on life licence on 28 February 1961; committed suicide on 17 July 1962: closed until 1938

If you want to see the files you can apply under the Freedom of Information Act and most information should be available. You should be aware that the MEPO file may contain photographs which could be distressing.
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