The Winkless Letter Mystery

Helen’s book is available from the Southam Heritage Collection at Tithe Place Community Rooms, High Street, Southam CV47 0HB for £5.00. (P&P £1.75) – please make cheques payable to Southam Heritage Collection. You can also order and pay online (or instore) using your credit/debit card by clicking on this link.

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“Revealing one man’s life, moving through youthful excitement, friendship, fervour and community spirit to controversy, murder, disasters and great sorrows.

From the wilds of a Warwickshire village he took his brick mason’s trade far off to Birmingham, where Tom Winkless heard of an exciting new life to be made in the ‘land of freedom and liberty’ and followed the Mormons to St Louis, USA.

His 1849 letter home to Napton survived the perils of land and sea, though Thomas himself never came home again!”