Violet, Victor, Violence


My latest article in Welsh Country Magazine (July 2016) explores the story behind the murder of Violet Pick, strangled on the Vauxhall Bridge over the river Monnow in Monmouth by her boyfriend in 1910.
When Victor was sentenced to death at the assizes a couple of months later, he waved to the public gallery shouting “Ta Ta! Goodbye boys! Goodbye all…”Headline 2

Poor Violet is buried in the decaying family grave below the Baptist Chapel in the village of Whitebrook near Tintern  in the beautiful Wye Valley


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