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Inquest East Dulwich 1932
« on: Tuesday 06 September 11 20:29 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone advise where I could find the report of an inquest held on 8th April 1932 into the death of Francis Clement Smith?  He died in a house in Belvoir Road, East Dulwich.  I was told an account of the inquest also appeared in a newspaper, as it was a suicide.

I should be grateful for any help.

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Re: Inquest East Dulwich 1932
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 September 11 20:39 BST (UK) »
Hi

East Dulwich is in the London borough of Southwark. Have you tried Southwark Local History Library to see if they can help you with the newspaper account?

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200161/local_history_library

Any surviving coroner's records (they tend to have poor survival rates) will be held at the London Metropolitan Archives.

The LMA information leaflet on coroners records

http://217.154.230.218/NR/rdonlyres/B4AD8012-54EA-4A38-BD3D-273ABB331498/0/41CORONERSRECORDSFORLONDONANDMIDDLESEX.pdf

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Re: Inquest East Dulwich 1932
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 September 11 20:48 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Valda, for pointing me in the right direction.

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Re: Inquest East Dulwich 1932
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 October 11 16:20 BST (UK) »
You could also try the archives of the South London Press, which are in Streatham.  They do not do searches so you would need to visit yourself.

But I do think that Valda's advice will be your first port of call, hoping they have archived copies of this very popular local paper.
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Re: Inquest East Dulwich 1932
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 02 October 11 17:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you for telling me about this, Plummiegirl.  I have in fact, following Valda's advice, got a photocopy of an account of the inquest that appeared in the South London Press from the Southwark Local History Library.  The staff there were quick to respond, and it cost only 5.50 to have a search and the result posted, which was cheaper than the train fare would be to go up and search myself. 

I am grateful for your interest.

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Re: Inquest East Dulwich 1932
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 October 11 13:09 BST (UK) »
Wow that was good, and very reasonable.  Many charge by the hour, usually around 25.00 so well done Southwark.
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