The Mysterious Case of Edith Houghland

On 28 February 1908, a railway carriage door flew open before the train had come to a halt at Eastbourne Station.

Edith Houghland tumbled out, struck her head on the platform, and died.

 

Train just coming into Eastbourne - what a lovely view!

West Somerset Railway

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Your favourite Aunt Lucy, who is lovely but quite useless on the computer, is tracing back her Family Tree.  (This is called "Genealogy" - click here for a basic overview).  Edith Houghland turns out to have been "one of the family".  Your Aunt Lucy has become fascinated by the mystery, and would love to know more about her.  Who was she; what was she like; what kind of person was she; etc.?

All the surviving evidence is stored on computer, so Aunt Lucy has asked you and your friends to do a bit of research for her, to see what you can find out about this mysterious ancestor.

Who was Edith Houghland?

What was she like?

What kind of person was she?

How much can we learn from her possessions?

 

 

 

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