Grave Reports by Pip and Joy Wright
This book came about by accident really. Gathering material from old Suffolk newspapers for a new book (still to be published), we realised we had one chapter bigger than all the rest. Early local papers seem to have been full of stories about coffins, funerals and graveyards, many of them rather entertaining. They certainly saw the funny side of death, our ancestors. This 50 page book, priced £3 (for post & packing, add 50p) is, as it says on the cover, full of dead funny stories from the local press.
SHERIFFS - Yesterday week Charles Tyrell Esq. was sworn into the office of Sheriff of this County. By some extraordinary mistake, the Sheriff appointed for Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire has been dead for more than twelve months.
Suffolk Chronicle: February 25th 1815
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