Could Ipswich hold key to mystery

IS THE secret to Diana Dors' fortune hidden in a bank account in Ipswich?Her son Mark Dawson believes she may have left up to £2 million squirrelled away in bank accounts across Britain when she died in 1984.

IS THE secret to Diana Dors' fortune hidden in a bank account in Ipswich?

Her son Mark Dawson believes she may have left up to £2 million squirrelled away in bank accounts across Britain when she died in 1984.

And one of 19 accounts he believes could hold some of their money was opened in the name of Leigh in Ipswich.

However without further information Mr Dawson, who was brought up by his father after his parents split when he was just five, has been unable to get hold of any money – if it exists in the first place!


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His search for clues was featured in a Channel Four documentary on Saturday which revealed that Dors – a crossword fan – had left coded clues about an apparent fortune shortly before her death.

When deciphered there were 19 names and locations – including Ipswich – but little further evidence.

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There is widespread scepticism about whether the money ever existed.

Dors had well-documented money problems and a reputation for playing practical jokes – it could be that the money never existed.

She had no clear connection with Ipswich – although one possible link with the area is her friendship with the Kray brothers.

They owned a house at Bildeston and had lived in Hadleigh for a time as evacuees during the London Blitz.

It could be that their associations with the area had led her to include Ipswich on the list of towns – or it could be that she just spread the accounts throughout the country.

There appears to be no clear pattern or association with her life.

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