She was a domestic servant from Yatton in Somerset who was walking to Gloucester to meet her young man. He had recently joined the Militia and was doing training there and she was planning on moving there and finding work. A tragic story of the end of a young girl's dreams.
The part of Lucy Derrick is played by Becky Vicker of St Stephen's Drama Group.
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment.
So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.
Thornbury Museum http://www.thornburymuseum.org.uk
Thornbury Roots http://www.thornburyroots.co.uk
Bridport News - Friday 16 May 1879
Cornishman - Thursday 10 April 1879
Gloucester Journal - Saturday 03 May 1879