Execution of H March, The Wymondham Murderer, 1877, 7-1/2" x 10"
"The Bell Has Ceased Tolling" [Broadside]. [Execution]. March, Henry [1827-1877]. Execution of H. March, The Wymondham Murderer. Henry March was Executed for the Murder of Thomas Mayes, And Henry Bidewell, At Wymondham, By Beating Them to Death with a Bar of Iron. [Wymondham, Norfolk, England?]: S.n., . 10" x 7-1/2" broadside mounted on 10-1/2" x 8" thick-paper sheet, seven-stanza verse text in two columns below headline, columns and headline separated by rules, typographical ornaments at end of verses. Light browning, light edgewear to broadside, a minor tear and a small chip near its upper-right corner. $950. * Marsh and Bidwell worked at a forge owned by Mays. When Mays announced he was retiring and selling the forge, both men learned they were going to lose their jobs. Marsh, an employee for 37 years, was particularly upset. While out on an errand Mays went to a pub. He returned to work drunk and got into an argument with Bidwell. Enraged, he beat him to death with a heavy iron bar. A servant saw the attack and notified Mays. When he entered the forge, Marsh killed him with the same iron bar. No copies listed on Library Hub. First line of the verses: "The bell has ceased tolling, Henry March is now dead. His body's now lying in its cold, narrow bed." OCLC locates 1 copy (Washington State University).
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