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  • Diane 82
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    I’ve just come across this post , I’ve been trying to trace my family tree. I’ve recently found out that my great grandmother Jane Christopher ( edwards) these where her brothers

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  • Lorraine Edwards
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    Originally posted by cbcarolyn View Post
    Hi and welcome to the forum

    looks like Vikki has not visited in a while, I have sent her a PM, so she should get a notification if she has not changed her email.
    Hi, thank you.

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  • cbcarolyn
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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    looks like Vikki has not visited in a while, I have sent her a PM, so she should get a notification if she has not changed her email.

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  • Lorraine Edwards
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    I've just come across this website which my sister found. According to our family tree, Geoffrey Christopher and Phillip Christopher were the brothers of my Great Gran. My G Gran must be Vikki's GG Auntie? I've tried to PM Vikki but as a new member I can't do it until I've posted ten times on the site.

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  • Chrissie Smiff
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    Hi Helena and welcome to FTF
    Vikki hasn't been on site for quite a while, but you could try sending her a Private Message. If her e-mail is still current and she has her settings to receive notification she will see that you are trying to contact her. To send a PM, click on her name and you will see the Private Message option.

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  • HelenaP
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    Hi Vikki, I just came across your search even though it is a good few years ago now. I bought the cottage where the murders had taken place, but I bought it off a Miss Sale she was the lady who bought it after the murders had taken place. I had no idea what had happened until after I had bought it, and I must admit I new knew why none of the villagers were interested in buying it as it came with the nickname Murder Cottage. The old Lady who lived next door told me, that the husband Geoffrey Christopher had been sectioned and was in Denbigh Mental Institution. The wife Helen had got into a relationship with his brother sometime after he had been sent there, apparently she & Geoffrey already had a little boy and at the time of the murder she was pregnant by Phillip. According to the people in the village, someone had gone up to Denbigh and told Geoffrey about his wife having a relationship with his brother and that she was expecting this baby, shortly after that he managed to escape and somehow got hold of a shot gun. He went to the house where Helen managed to get her son out of the back door to go and get the village bobby. Geoffrey shot his wife and his brother, but I was told that he ran off and committed suicide and his body was found in the farmers field. I find it such a sad story. I don't know what happened to to son or who he went to live with. But I can only imagine how awful it must have been for him.

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  • vikki brace
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    Thanks Zoe,

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  • samesizedfeet
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    Vikki

    If you can send me a PM during the day tomorrow to give me a nudge I'll check the Mirror for you.

    It will also remind me to send Joan her pages as I keep forgetting until I get home

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  • Night Owl
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    OH has some ancestors who lived in Dyserth and his grandfather is buried there. I've just looked on the Wiki and the Dyserth church photo is one of mine (it was taken a couple of years ago)

    This site might be useful - there is a forum on there although I've not used it

    Dyserth, Denbighshire

    Jackie

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  • Margaret in Burton
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    I had something similar in 1973. Husband shot wife and three kids. Zoe looked in the Mirror Archives and found something on them.
    I also found a large article in the newspaper archives that was local to the event. Try the library or county archives. I just emailed them. Yes, there was a charge but only a small amount.

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  • vikki brace
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    Got it, Thanks

    interesting little event to add to the tree

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  • Little Nell
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    Vikki

    Put "Geoffrey Chirstopher" in inverted commas in search box its the only item for 1967. If you can't find it, send me a pm with your private e-mail and I'll see if I can send you a copy.

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    Enter the exact date Oct 12, 1967 and put Dyserth in the search box - and it comes up.

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  • vikki brace
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    I can't find it........:o

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    Oops - mine was a typo error - I did the right dates - but did the search using Helen Christopher!

    Didn't know they would get the name wrong in the report! :D:D

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  • vikki brace
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    Thanks Nell, I had looked but never found anything, knowing my luck I was doing the same as Elaine 1860's

    When you do this for a hobby you forget that not all dates start with 18??

    I did the same with a quote for my car insurance I put 1878 instead of 1978 and then wondered why they said I was too old to quote for:D

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    Tuts! Was doing the search from 1867 - 1869 as well!

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  • Little Nell
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    Oooh I found something Elaine didn't!!!!

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  • Little Nell
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    Very brief report in The Times Online Thursday Oct 12, 1967. States that three bodies were found in living room of cottage in Dyserth, Flintshire, and names them as Geoffrey Christopher, 46, his wife Eleanor Mary, 30 and his brother Philip about 30.

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    There is nothing in the Times Digital Archives that I can see. I would think the local library is your best bet (or rather the library local to where the incident happened!)

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