Southport’s Doctor Bluebeard: the infamous case of Dr Clements

An Online Lecture by Dr Tom Preston

Southport was the focus of national headlines in 1947 when Dr Robert Clements, former Medical Officer of Health for Blackburn, took his own life in suspicious circumstances. He had been suspected of the murder of each of his four wives and was also complicit in the suicide of a local pathologist.

Dr Tom Preston tells the shocking story of a scandalous episode from the austere years of post-war Southport.

Booking is required before 4pm on 3 February. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on 3 February.


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You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. Open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so. The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.