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Local author to talk about the infamous Trixie Skyrme
12:58pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A talk to be given by local author Jen Green at St Peter’s Church in Lyde on Friday, September 27, will look at the infamous Trixie Skyrme, “the most unscrupulous and skilful adventuress Scotland Yard ever set out to capture”.
Trixie was a young woman who lived at Wellington, moved to Hereford city and then on to the mansions of Mayfair in the 1920s. At her peak, she was relieving London society of somewhere in the region of £40,000.
When arrested and convicted, the judge observed that: “The world in general and London in particular is rid of the most devious and dangerous woman of this or any other century.”
Jen will also talk about Trixie’s death in suspicious circumstances during the Festival of Britain in 1951.
The event has been organised by Councillor Sally Robertson, who has a personal interest in the subject.
“When Jen wrote the book she did not realise my family connection with this notorious lady. My mother and father, both in their 80s, remember her arriving from London in her furs to attend a family function.”
Since publication of Jen’s book, Whatever Happened to Trixie Skyrme, a screenplay has been developed and a leading actress is keen to re-create the adventuress.
The talk is at 7pm. Tickets are available from Sally Robertson on 01432 769459.
Proceeds are in aid of community facilities at the church.
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