UK Bad beef, dodgy dumplings, mob-caused affright: a Victorian coroner's notebooks

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Not all were that bizarre really. From Daily Mail:

    Bad beef, rows over the washing line and dodgy dumplings: Coroner's fascinating files reveal the bizarre ways Victorians died
    much more, with pictures, at the link
     
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  3. SallyLu

    SallyLu New Member

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    Interesting. I'm from that area and had to send off for a Coroners report from 1881 and it was a sad yet fascinating read.
     
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    21merc7 New Member

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    I love it. The pictures are fascinating too, especially the little girl.

    This coroner's handwriting is amazingly neat. Must have been in no hurry to leave work.

    I wish language was a eloquent and descriptive today as it was then. Dubious dumplings, lol. Accelerated fright must mean a heart attack. I suppose today's language will provide a bit of curiosity one day, but lack description and poetry. Think about seeing these in 100 years: Lol, GF, BF, J/K, BRB... :sigh:
     

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