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Thursday 30 September 1897 - Sudden death of Edith Martin

Category Wickhamford
The Evening Telegraph
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A girl named Edith Emily Martin, 18 years of age, died suddenly in peculiarly sad circumstances. She was hop-picking at Wickhamford, and, hearing that there was a wedding at the Parish Church there, hurried with others to see it. It is stated that on reaching the church the girl exclaimed, “Now we shan’t be long,” and immediately fell to the ground and expired.


Edith Emma Martin (not Edith Emily as stated in the newspaper article) was born in Evesham in 1878, the daughter of George and Mary A Martin. She was buried at Bengeworth in plot C.394 (no gravestone), where the family lived. The wedding referred to was between Edwin Tout, of Plymouth and Emma Dora Winnett and took place on 28 September 1897.

A newspaper report which appeared in The Globe also indicated that ”For some time past deceased had been medically attended for heart disease.”