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(From Peterborough Evening Telegraph)
A PAIR of young lovers torn from each other's arms after one of them drowns in a freak accident aboard a cursed ship. Sounds like the plot of a Hollywood film, doesn't it? But it's a true story involving a couple from Peterborough, around the same time as the Titanic disaster. And one woman researching her family history wants to know how the tragic story ended. Jemma Walton reports.
SOMEWHERE, at the bottom of a river in Canada, lies the body of a young man.
And somewhere, in Peterborough, are the relatives of the young woman who loved this man, the young woman who felt the cold, iron grip of tragedy squeeze her heart the day she was told that the love of her life had fallen victim to a murderer's curse.
The young man who met an untimely death at the tender age of 25 was Arthur James Blackham, and his bride-to-be, the love of his life, was Miss Ethel Hill. …