Elizabeth (Bessie) Sheppard - Memorial Stone.

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Thieves Wood Area (Murder).

By Steeve Cee.

Does anyone know if the commemorative stone for Bessie is still in this location. It is very many years since I was in that area, but remember it well from family summer walks as a child. 

The murder of a young Papplewick girl on the Mansfield Road in 1817 is one that is still talked about by some of us even today. It is perhaps for this reason that over many years it has, arguably, become one of the best known ‘Tales from the Mansfield Road’.

These events happened over 200 years ago. 

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