The John Lee story

placeholder gifA Reminiscence of the Babbacombe Murder.

In the 1880’s John Lee was hanged for the murder of Emma Keyse but he did not die. What they did then they put a rope round his neck and then he would go through the trap door. They tried three times but the trap door didn’t open. After three times they decided he would go to prison.

Written by A Pupil

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by A Pupil
Organisation Ellacombe School
Identifier ref 127
Date   1895  
Format   photocopy; 262 mm x 124 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe. Exeter  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torquay Directory  
Keywords chaplin pitkin prison exeter criminals gaol keyse dream execution