• Short Summary

    The first three women to serve as jurors in a murder trial are escorted as they attend Divine service.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Mixed juries. The first three women to serve as jurors in a murder trial attend Divine service and take exercise under escort. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

    Trial of George Arthur Bailey, charged with poisoning his wife.

    M/S of male jurors walking up the street, the ladies walk at the back. M/S as the camera pans across the men and ladies, they smile and chat. C/U of the three ladies, one is pointing something out in a paper. M/S as they climb onto a carriage with the men and it drives off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    226.29
    Media URN:
    22086
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1921
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:43:00 / 01:36:47:00
    Canister:
    G 739

Comments (2)

  1. MikeFraser says

    This is the trial of George Arthur Bailey charged with poisoning his wife. His four day trial at Aylesbury Assizes in January of that year was notable as the first murder trial which had female jury members.

    Bailey gave evidence and told the court that his wife had threatened suicide and had then swallowed prussic acid. The jury, advised by Mr Justice McCardie to 'arrive at your verdict without flinching, and to deliver it with unswerving firmness' disbelieved his story and duly returned a guilty verdict.

    He was executed on 2nd March 1921

  2. British Pathé says

    That's really interesting. Thanks MikeFraser.

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