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Wychbury Hill

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Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?

Those visiting who pass the otherwise anonymous obelisk next to the fort might notice the old graffiti "Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?" painted on the base.

Rather macabrely, it relates to the discovery by four children in 1943 of the skeletonised remains of a women placed inside a tree in nearby Hagley Wood (not the hillfort, thankfully). The murder remains unsolved.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
9th February 2019ce

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