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wych-elm

, witch-elm
1. Eurasian elm tree, Ulmus glabra, having a rounded shape, longish pointed leaves, clusters of small flowers, and winged fruits
2. the wood of this tree
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Andrew's book, Bella In The Wych-Elm: In Search Of A Wartime Mystery, has now been optioned by Mark Rupprecht, an American film producer based in Florida and a script based on the book is being written.
"Who put Luebella down the wych-elm?", said the first one in nearby Old Hill.
Gradually, the messages took on the same form form: "Who put Bella in the wych-elm?".
With each passing year, an answer to who put Bella in the Wych-Elm may be harder to come by.
Four boys found the body of the mystery woman stuffed inside the trunk of a wych-elm tree in Hagley Woods, near Stourbridge, in April 1943.
She was never identified and her killer never caught but the mystery lived on when messages "Who put Bella down the wych-elm?" appeared on walls around the Black Country.
One Wych-Elm Close resident, who asked not to be named, said: "The whole thing stinks.
Earlier this month residents in nearby Wych-Elm Close claimed their homes were in danger of structural damage because of the humps, which they claim are illegal.
Wych-Elm Close residents questioned the design of the humps in Lawford Lane after realising the impact of lorries and buses bouncing over them was causing houses to shake.
One Wych-Elm Close resident, who asked not to be named, said his neighbour had cracks appearing in his walls.