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Tragic case of Jean Thompson, 35, who fell 90ft into a hole which opened up beneath her feet in Frindsbury


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Jean Thompson had suffered a gruelling and heart-breaking 1967.

The 35-year-old had endured the death of her mother and, just months later, her father was killed in a car crash. But by the end of Tuesday, November 21, she too would be dead, in the most shocking and unexpected of circumstances.

The tragedy occurred in an alleyway behind these homes where Bill Street Road turns into Cooling Road. Picture: Google Maps
The tragedy occurred in an alleyway behind these homes where Bill Street Road turns into Cooling Road. Picture: Google Maps

As she did frequently, she left her home in Cooling Road, Frindsbury, just outside Strood, and took her three-year-old son, Mark, to visit his grandmother who lived a short distance away in West Street.

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