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  • Body snatchers.

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    Victorian "mortsafes" -- iron cages for coffins, to deter body snatchers.

    https://twitter.com/DiggingUp1800/st...99966345867266
    Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
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      William Monk, the Whitechapel horse slaughterer, was so concerned the resurrection men might steal his fatherís body that he buried it under his kitchen floor.

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        Originally posted by Chris G. View Post
        Victorian "mortsafes" -- iron cages for coffins, to deter body snatchers.

        https://twitter.com/DiggingUp1800/st...99966345867266

        We had some of these iron railings around graves in our old churchyards, but in many cases the railings had been sawn-off at ground level, it was to do with salvaging what iron they could in WWII, for the war effort.
        Only the more wealthy families around town didn't loose their railings around their yards, or around the tombs in the churchyards.
        The class system, alive & well....
        Regards, Jon S.
        "
        The theory that the murderer is a lunatic is dispelled by the opinion given to the police by an expert in the treatment of lunacy patients......."If he's insane
        " observed the medical authority, "he's a good deal sharper than those who are not".
        Reynolds Newspaper, 4 Nov. 1888.

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          Originally posted by Wicker Man View Post
          We had some of these iron railings around graves in our old churchyards, but in many cases the railings had been sawn-off at ground level, it was to do with salvaging what iron they could in WWII, for the war effort.
          Only the more wealthy families around town didn't loose their railings around their yards, or around the tombs in the churchyards.
          The class system, alive & well....
          Or dead and well?í

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