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Offline Paul Johnson of Hartlepool UK

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River Dart Drowning - Irene T Tollitt
« on: Sunday 02 November 14 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone is able to help me find out if there is a newspaper article of the inquest held for the death of Irene T Tollitt who drowned 11th April 1981 in the River Dart at Steamer Quay, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Devon.

Unfortunately I am unable able to travel to a library local to there because it would a 400 mile round trip for me, so any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Paul
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Re: River Dart Drowning - Irene T Tollitt
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 November 14 10:14 GMT (UK) »
You could try contacting the "Western Morning News" and see if they can help or the local paper Totnes Today.
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Re: River Dart Drowning - Irene T Tollitt
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 November 14 12:55 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Devon Maid. I will try them.

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Re: River Dart Drowning - Irene T Tollitt
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 July 15 16:34 BST (UK) »
I have been to the local studies library in Torquay today, and......... Bingo!!

Although I did not find any report in the Western Morning News of either the drowning or the inquest, I did find a brief report of the inquest in the Herald Express of 8th May 1981.

As Mrs Tollitt was a resident of Bridgetown (Totnes,) it is possible there was greater coverage given in the Totnes Times.

I will pm the report to you, then you can post it here if you want to.

Regards, Judy.
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