East Riding Archives and Hull’s History Centre

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This morning I had the pleasure of visiting both Beverley’s East Riding Archives and Hull’s History Centre in the search for information, photo’s and press cuttings on Frederick Bailey Deeming. 

I was shocked to discover a press cutting from 1892 linking Deeming to an unsolved murder case dating back to 1891, a short while after Deeming was released from Hull Gaol!  With this in mind I searched, and subsequently discovered the press reports from the 1891 cold case.  It transpired that a girl had been brutally murdered on the outskirts of Hull between Preston and Hedon.

At the time numerous suspects were taken before the police and numerous eyewitnesses reported the murderers escape, but at the time the Hull Police were stumped.

It was only in March 1892 during the trial of Deeming in Melbourne that the Hull Police decided to reinvestigate the case and the possibility that Deeming was responsible.

I am also pleased to announce that today I obtained not one but two photographs of Frederick Bailey Deeming.  Both of which were taken by Messrs Barry Photographers of Park-street, Hull, during Deeming’s 1890 visit to the city. 

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