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The BackTracker History Show

Summary: Based in the UK, this self confessed history geek takes you for a stroll down memory lane and shares stories and interesting nuggets of information that has been discovered along the way. From tales of tragedy and sadness to epic stories of human courage or creativity, there are many people in history who have made their mark, however small. If you enjoyed the show, don't forget to share or leave feedback. It all helps! Keep in touch via either Twitter or Facebook by using @BackTrackerUK

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 Vickers Viking Crash Disaster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:41

The Vickers VC.1 Viking is developed and manufactured by Vickers-Armstrong Limited and introduced in 1946. It is a twin-engine short-range airliner primarily used by British European Airways. The aircraft was developed from the Vickers Wellington long-range medium bomber and was produced from 1945 to 1954 with a total number of 163 aircraft built. It featured the Bristol Hercules, a 14-cylinder two-row radial aircraft engine designed by Sir Roy Fedden and produced by the Bristol Engine Co, based in Filton, Bristol, starting in 1939. On 2nd September 1958, the Britannia Vickers VC1 Viking aircraft, registration G-AIJE, had just taken off from London Airport bound for Tel Aviv in Israel via Nice, Brindisi and Athens. Meanwhile, it was nearly breakfast time so Jim Williamson at No 8 Kelvin Gardens in Southall, Middlesexx, put the kettle on for his morning cuppa. 38 year old Jim then went to have a shave before getting ready for his job as a fitter when he heard the roar of a plane. He thought to himself "If it keeps on flying so low, it will come through the windows next" What happened next shocked a community and brought to light many faults in the way airlines operated... THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - SOURCES Sussex History Forum Daily Mirror - Tuesday 17 March 1959 Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 02 September 1958 Daily Mirror - Monday 07 September 1959 Torbay Express and South Devon Echo - Friday 17 October 1958 Belfast Telegraph - Wednesday 26 November 1958 Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 28 November 1958 Daily Mirror - Friday 28 November 1958 Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 16 December 1958 Daily Mirror - Wednesday 17 December 1958 Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 16 December 1958 Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 27 January 1959 Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 30 January 1959 Western Mail - Friday 30 January 1959 Daily Mirror - Friday 20 March 1959 Liverpool Echo - Monday 06 July 1959 Daily Mirror - Thursday 16 July 1959 G. Munro Smith’s A History of the Bristol Royal Infirmary - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2022

 The History of Christmas Carols | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:08

It wouldn't feel like Christmas without the traditional Christmas Carol, so we take a look into the history of this heart warming custom as well as the origins of some of the nation's most loved songs. PLUS it's the final instalment of The Big Bristol to London Stroll where we end up in what has been called, the birthplace of The Church of England. This is the last show of the year. The first one of 2022 will be released on 17th January 2022. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES BBC Culture A Christmas Cornucopia by Mark Forsyth © 2016 Bristol Mercury - Thursday 29 December 1898 BBC Silent Night Museum - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 More Christmas Traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:31

In this episode, we continue to find out the history behind some well known Christmas traditions. Have you ever wondered about who the hell came up with the idea of explosives at your festive meal? Yes, I'm talking about the Christmas cracker. What about the origins of the Yule Log? All this and more in a special little festive gift episode. Merry Christmas Everyone and thanks so much for your support. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES Ancestry BBC History Findmypast Observations on Popular Antiquities. Bourne, Henry. (1777) The Times Newspaper Daily Mirror Tom Smith's Christmas crackers: an illustrated history. Peter Kimpton (2005) A Dictionary of English Folklore. Simpson, Jacqueline and Steve Roud (2003). - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 Christmas Traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:10

Ever wondered why we do certain things only during the festive season? Well, wonder no more as we look into a few of the Christmas traditions that have been around for decades. Some for much, much longer. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - SOURCES A Dictionary of English Folklore. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Jacqueline Simpson; Steve Roud, (2000). Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field. Walter Scott (1808). Daily Mail Muskogee Times 28th Dec 1909 - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 Pantomime Chaos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:17

There was an enormous crowd, all eager to get inside and see the new pantomime 'Robinson Crusoe' in one of the best theatres in the country, and as soon as the pit and gallery doors were opened, they all rushed in. Hundreds of people, keen to get a good seat. During the first few minutes, a woman falls over, then another and before long chaos and panic was all around. the full list of those who sadly perished includes... Joseph Smith, 15 years of age, 9, Phoenix-street, Barton-hill, Charles Pring, 17 years of age, Mill-lane, Bedminster. Mary Ellen Sherwood, aged 16, domestic servant, of 10, Alfred-hill. John Merchant, aged 18, of St. James's-back. Eliza Lucas, aged 18, of 2, Marsh-lane, St. Philip's. Patrick Donovan, aged 17, of 2, Jacob-street, St. Philip's. Alfred William Kew, aged 18, of 11, Clark-street, Philip-street, Bedminster. Thomas Pearson, aged about 21, shopman to Mr Seth Thomas, glass and china dealer, of High-street. Pearson had only been in Bristol about a fortnight. He is a native of Blackpool, near Liverpool. George Potter, son of Samuel Potter, of Mead-lane, Bedminster. Samuel Hill, aged 13, of 21, Lamb-street, St. Jude's. Ellen Jones, aged 15, daughter of James Jones, carrier between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, of Regent-street, Weston. Also her sister (aged 19), since dead. Sarah Ann Gilby, of West-street, Bedminster. A middle-aged man, named Vining, of 41, Stanley-street, Euston-road. William Alden, assistant to Mr Thomas, High-street, Bristol. Catherine Brewer, aged 16 years, Kingsland-road, St. Philip's. 'Charles Talbot, aged 10, Hotwells. John Davies, aged 13 years, 19, Castle-ditch. Elizabeth Hall, aged 59, Croft's-end, St. George's, Gloucestershire. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - SOURCES Glasgow Herald - Tuesday 28 December 1869 Liverpool Mercury - Tuesday 28 December 1869 Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday 29 December 1869 Leeds Mercury - Thursday 30 December 1869 Glasgow Herald - Friday 31 December 1869 http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/BristolTheatres/PrincesTheatreBristol.htm (Arthur Lloyd) - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 The Avenging Sailor (Part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:38

22 year old able Seaman Fred Smith admitted murdering his father. He was the only one in the room standing over the body with a razor in his hand. The jury had to listen to the full story before coming to a decision. The names in this episode have been changed by request of the living relatives. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - SOURCES Western Daily Press - Monday 04 April 1938 Western Daily Press - Thursday 07 July 1938 Western Daily Press - Wednesday 13 April 1938 Liverpool Daily Post - Monday 20 February 1939 Ancestry. 1911 Census 1939 Census - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 The Avenging Sailor (Part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:54

One afternoon in 1938, a tall, good-looking 22 year old young able Seaman arrived at his parents home in Bristol, on leave from his ship docked in Portsmouth. Two hours later he went quietly with officers to the Central Police Station to face the charge of murdering his Father. What reason would this law abiding man have for committing such a heinous crime? Listen to the first part of this two part story to find out. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES Western Daily Press - Monday 04 April 1938 Western Daily Press - Thursday 07 July 1938 Western Daily Press - Wednesday 13 April 1938 Ancestry. 1911 Census 1939 Census - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by https://themodelfolk.com/ (The Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 WW1 War Poems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:29

From 1914 to 1918, Flanders Fields was a major battle theatre on the Western Front during the First World War. A million soldiers from more than 50 different countries were wounded, missing or killed in action here. Entire cities and villages were destroyed, their population scattered across Europe and beyond. The horror of the war and its aftermath altered the world for decades, and poets responded to the brutalities and losses in new ways. The First World War was “one of the seminal moments of the twentieth century in which literate soldiers, plunged into inhuman conditions, reacted to their surroundings in poems”, writes English lecturer Dr Stuart Lee on Oxford University’s http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/education/tutorials/intro/intro (First World War Poetry Digital Archive). This episode highlights just three poems but there are so many more out there for you to discover. I hope this encourages you to find some more. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES The Great War 1914-1918 Poetry Foundation https://www.inflandersfields.be/ (In Flanders Fields Museum) http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/rosenberg (The Isaac Rosenberg Collection) https://guelphmuseums.ca/venue/mccrae-house (Guelph Museums) Commonwealth War Graves Commission 1914 and Other Poems by Rupert Brooke, Sidgwick and Jackson The Spectator Rupert Brooke and Skyros. By Stanley Casson. 6 Aug 1921 - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The https://themodelfolk.com/ (Model Folk) © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 Remembrance Day 2021: War Memories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:21

Observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of the WW1 to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919 and evolved out of Armistice Day. The initial Armistice Day was observed at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a "Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic", during the evening hours of 10 November 1919. The first official Armistice Day was subsequently held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace the following morning. During the Second World War, many countries changed the name of the holiday. Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations adopted Remembrance Day, while the US chose Veterans Day. In this special episode, you'll hear the stories of people who lived through World War 2 as we honour all those who survived the wars. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES Bradley Stoke Radio - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 Tales From Gloucester Prison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:41

HMP Gloucester has a long and chilling history with many of the executed criminals remain buried in the grounds of the prison. Some of the most infamous serial killers have been incarcerated within the walls of Gloucester Prison. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES Inside Time the national newspaper for prisoners and detainees Cardiff Times - Saturday 15 April 1882 Haunted Happenings Stroud News and Journal Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 27 October 1906 Peterhead Sentinel and General Advertiser for Buchan District - Saturday 03 November 1906 National Archives Gloucester Citizen - Thursday 15 July 1937 - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 Halloween 2021: The Ghosts of Gloucester Prison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:11

HMP Gloucester has a long and chilling history with many of the executed criminals remains buried in the grounds of the prison. Some of the most infamous serial killers have been incarcerated within the walls of Gloucester Prison. The prison formally closed on 31 March 2013 but the suffering and torment is deeply etched within the fabric of this foreboding location. Join me as I dare to spend a night locked away on the prison grounds, searching for residents from the past. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - Special Thanks A huge thanks to all at https://www.hauntedhappenings.co.uk/ (Haunted Happenings) for their help in making this happen. It was a joy to meet such wonderful people and the experience was great. I would also like to thank Paul Cowmeadow and Ed Francis of https://gpisenquiries.wixsite.com/gpis (The Gloucester Paranormal Investigation Services) (GPIS) for kindly answering my questions and sending in some of their work. - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 The Female Husband | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:16

Charles Hamilton was every young girl's dream. Handsome and dashing, he could have his pick of the eligible ladies for his wife. And he did. Not once. But 14 times! Leaving each one once he'd taken what he wanted. But that wasn't the most sensational aspect of the tale... THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK SOURCES Derby Mercury - Friday 07 November 1746 The Times. 17 January 1829. Newcastle Chronicle - Saturday 02 July 1887 Weekly Times (London) - Sunday 18 January 1829 Chester Courant - Tuesday 17 February 1829 Ancestry London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 "Sexuality and Locality in the Trial of Mary Hamilton, 'Female Husband'". King's Law Journal. Derry, Caroline (2008) https://dx.doi.org/10.2307/460583 ("Henry Fielding's The Female Husband: Fact and Fiction") Baker, Sheridan (1959). - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 The Neighbour From Hell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:49

Mary Ann French was a mother of three children. She worked as an ironer and liked a drink. Trouble was, when she drank, she became aggressive, and you din't want to get in her way! Unfortunately for Alice Dyer, Mary Ann had just moved into the same lodging house as her family, and drank at the same pubs, so it was difficult to avoid this violent angry woman! THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES 1851 Census 1861 Census Western Daily Press - Thursday 09 October 1862 Western Daily Press - Friday 19 December 1862 - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 The Mystery of Owen Parfitt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:35

He remains one of the Southwest of England’s most intriguing mysteries. What happened to Owen on that Summer's day when he was left out in the garden to get some fresh air? THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES Bristol Mercury - Monday 05 December 1892 https://www.historicmysteries.com/owen-parfitt/ (https://www.historicmysteries.com/owen-parfitt/) The strange story book by Lang, Mrs; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 Good Morning - Thursday 02 December 1943 DOWNSIDE ABBEY ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

 Kings Weston House: The War Years and Beyond | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:42

Kings Weston Estate was once famous throughout Europe for the gardens and spectacular views. It attracted German princes, Russian aristocracy and even the French nobleman Malsherbes, defence council to Louis XVI – obviously before they were both guillotined. The last episode talked about the early days but now we look into the last century onwards, examining what the house was used for and how it helped the local community. PLUS there's an interview with the new owner, John Barbey who's love of history really shines through. THIS PODCAST This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com) Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from. So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other. - CONTACT ME… Email: info@backtracker.co.uk Facebook: @BackTrackerUK Instagram: @backtrackeruk Twitter: @BackTrackerUK - The BIG Bristol to London Stroll If you wish to donate and sponsor our endeavours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicated https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker (Justgiving page). This walk and the money raised is dedicated to Sara, who sadly passed away in March this year. Remember, if you feel low, there's always someone you can talk to and you are more important than you probably know. Thanks in advance for your support. - SOURCES https://www.kwag.org.uk/ (Kings Weston Action Group) https://www.aforgottenlandscape.org.uk/projects/the-story-of-kings-weston-house/ (A Forgotten Landscape) Bristol Archives The History of Parliament Derby Mercury - Friday 07 June 1754 Caledonian Mercury - Monday 01 September 1729 - Sound Effects by zapsplat.com Intro music by The Model Folk © THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

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