Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 1 Mar 1911

Place: Chesterfield Canal, Hop Pole, Retford

The body of a new born female child was found tied up in a brown paper parcel in the Chesterfield Canal near the Hop Pole, Retford.

The Hop Pole was on the side of the wharf.

Evidence indicated that the baby had been in the water for about a night and when it was found it was unclothed and had a piece of cord tied around its neck.

The body was found by a young clerk who worked for Messrs. WH Smith and Sons' bookstall at the Great Northern station as he was crossing the locks.

*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 02 March 1911

see Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 24 January 1911