Murder & Incendiarism

placeholder gif[Song on the Committal of John Lee for Murder]

The Murder & Incendiarism at Babbicombe was the title of this broadsheet which was published shortly after John Lee had been committed for trial at Exeter Assizes. The chorus of one song expressed doubt about John Lee's guilt which has continued to the present day: 'John Lee has been sent for trial, Committed for murder there is no denial, Whether he done it, it is hard to say, It will be proved on some future day'.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 126
Format   photocopy; 1135 mm x 225 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay. Babbacombe  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe.  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords Songsheet Brooks