The Edwards Mystery: The story of Miss Lizzie Pickford

Any hopes that the her family had of maintaining the idea that Miss Edwards left Liverpool against her will were dashed when Lizzie Pickford, the woman with whom she stayed in London, gave an extensive interview. Describing what the two women did together, her tale leaves several unanswered questions. Because Lizzie Pickford was an actress. And in Victorian times, that could mean several things. What did Miss Edwards do in London? What were her intentions? And who exactly was Miss Lizzie Pickford?

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The Edwards Mystery: The story is questioned

Miss Edwards had been found safe in London. But that was not the end of the story. As her family attempted to “draw the curtain”, the newspapers began to question the explanation that Miss Edwards had apparently given. Within a few days, press opinion had begun to turn against her family and her. Quite simply, no-one believed them.

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