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PostPosted: 01 Nov 2012, 19:47 
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While researching something entirely different, I came across this lady:

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Hilda Fowlds, an early victim of terrorism, was headmistress of Faversham’s former William Gibbs School for Girls, appointed in 1921, aged just 30. She was killed in 1931, aged 40, while on holiday in Hungary studying its folk songs. Hungary was suffering economic and political turmoil and the train on which she was travelling was blown up on a viaduct by a terrorist bomb, with its coaches falling 100ft, killing 30 people. The School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London holds letters she wrote travelling in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia between 1924 and 1927 and papers relating to her death.

Miss Fowlds was originally from Keighley in Yorkshire. In 1911 she was a student at London University. I wonder if EBD knew of her, or at least read about her death?


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