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Aug
2017

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In On This Day

By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 10 August 1917

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Evening Despatch

Friday 10 August 1917

“DON’T KNOW WHAT MADE ME DO IT”

Ellen Elizabeth Bloomer, aged 22, of 121, Blythswood road, Acock’s Green, was remanded on bail for a week at Birmingham today on a charge of stealing a postal order value 5s. 6d., two penny stamps, four halfpenny stamps, and 6s. 6d. in money from the Camp Hill Post Office, where she was employed, yesterday.

Prisoner was arrested by Detective Williamson, and on the way to the police station said, “I’m sorry; I don’t know what made me do it.”

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