When the author Martin Knight meet Lena Bamber, who was a very good friend of Joan Woodhouse, she gave him an attache case which contained a collection of numerous items related to the murder and of Joan’s life.
Letters, photos, books and press clippings; it was a treasure trove of ephemera and represented the hopes and fears Joan’s family had of bringing somebody to justice for her murder.
With the permission of the family. We want to share with you just a few of the items in the case. We hope they will help you understand the investigation more and will be of interest as historical documents to archivists and those wanting to know more about UK life in the late 1940’s.
The Case Given to Martin by Lena
The Dedication to Joan at the Start of the Photo Album
Photographs of Joan in a Bunny Costume
Photographs of Joan in a Princess Costume
The Rules of Life Joan Lived By
Joan at University College London in 1947
Joan and Her Two Aunts, Who She Called Nan and Nida
Joan's Place Of Work at the National Library in 1948
Letter To The Director of Public Prosecutions
Letter to Justice Humphries
Letter to the Prosecuting Counsel, From Annie and Ida
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