Suicide of the Skegness Town Crier

It is exactly twelve months ago that we announced the death of Day, who had been the town crier, bill poster etc of Skegness for a number of years.

It is now our painful duty to announce the death of his successor, Richard Kemp, under somewhat melancholy circumstances.

Day died a natural death, after a brief illness, on 10th April last year; Kemp died by taking poison, and after suffering excruciating pain for some few hours, on the 17th inst.

He has, we understand, a wife and family, but he has lived apart from them for several years.

For some two or three years past he has occupied the rooms at the Cattle Market buildings, near the railway station, and during the time he has been in Skegness he has lived in the rooms alone.

An inquest was held on the body of the deceased at Messers. Enderby’s Refreshment Rooms, before Dr. Clegg, coroner for the district, on Saturday afternoon last.

Source: Skegness Herald 24th May 1891

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