Amelia Dyer & the baby farm murders - a talk Historic/Heritage

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Find out more about arguably Britain's most prolific murder with crime writer and social historian Angela Buckley.

A frantic race to prevent more deaths led them to suspect Amelia Dyer, a baby farmer. After being widowed in 1869, Dyer had turned to baby farming to support herself. She initially cared for the children legitimately, but whether intentionally or not, a number of them died in her care, leading to a conviction for negligence and six months' hard labour. She then began directly murdering children, strangling at least some of them, and disposing of their bodies in order to avoid attention. Dyer was arrested in April 1896, tried for murder, and hanged at Newgate Prison on 10 June 1896. At the time of her death, only a handful of murders were attributed to her, but she was probably responsible for many more similar deaths and some estimates suggest there were 400 or more victims. Author and genealogist, Angela Buckley, recounts the frantic race to stop one of Britain’s most prolific serial killers.
This talk is part of the ‘Life on the Thames’ series of talks during July, August and September arranged by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity (number 283010). You can buy a multi-event ticket to all five talks for the price of four.
For more details about booking a talk see www.berksfhs.org.uk and follow the link for events. You can book online or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History. You may also turn up and pay at the door (subject to availability).

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Date(s)12 Jul 2018
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VenueThe Centre for Heritage and Family History
Addresssecond floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire,
RG13BQ

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Event Details

Date12 Jul 2018
Time(s)2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost£5.00 (society members £4.00) includes tea and cake
VenueThe Centre for Heritage and Family History
second floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square
Reading
Berkshire
RG13BQ
Phone0118 950 9553
CategoryHistoric/Heritage


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