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Here we are then???????

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Dear All,

Here we are as prommised, here is the photo album that i lost sooooo much sleep over, by cross referencing the photographers studios against when they were in business gave me a date of approx 1897, as stated the church is Holy Trinity Church, Abbots Leigh, Bristol. Picture 31a if i recall is of a murdered woman, called Elsie Luke or Wilkie who was murdered in Bathampton and whose body was put in a cave, we recon the two in the bowler hats are probably the policemen of the time, by the cave, who knows. They all look well to do, some not of english descent. One looks like he is from the church HELP ME FIND ITS OWNER.
 

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A fella by the name of Arthur Stevenson Coombs, coachbuilder was charged with her murder 1893. Cant find anything to say if he was found guilty or not tho.
 
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Dear All,

Here we are as prommised, here is the photo album that i lost sooooo much sleep over, by cross referencing the photographers studios against when they were in business gave me a date of approx 1897, as stated the church is Holy Trinity Church, Abbots Leigh, Bristol. Picture 31a if i recall is of a murdered woman, called Elsie Luke or Wilkie who was murdered in Bathampton and whose body was put in a cave, we recon the two in the bowler hats are probably the policemen of the time, by the cave, who knows. They all look well to do, some not of english descent. One looks like he is from the church HELP ME FIND ITS OWNER.
Hi as a newbie to this site s there a way of looking at these photos a bit better?
I like to help If I can:)
TT
 

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Re here we are then

Hi,
I'm new to this very interesting site and so grateful to matthewh101 for sharing the photos of Elsie Adeline Luke. The estate of my second cousin Lucy paid for a new headstone for Miss Luke and I've wondered who she was. I heard somewhere that she was a servant at a local Bathampton house. Does anyone know which large house? Many thanks and hello to all!
 
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Yes thats her grave, i did have a newspaper from the time, but cant put my finger on it at present, but anyway heres a photo of her from the photo album
Was Coombs also employed by "the large Bathampton house" employer? Anyone have a copy of the original article in the Bath Times? My children and I attempted to pull up the microfiche records in the Bath Library in the summer of 2014. We were too late to. Make a copy before close, but we did find the records. If anyone has more info, we'd love it if you shared it with us. This murder mystery is our family's little intrigue. And five out of seven of us don't believe Elsie was a thief!
 

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