Monday, 6 August 2012

Young Victims of Poisoning

Here is the striking memorial to James and Henry Hall who are buried in Preston Cemetery. They were the children of a Doctor Hall. One day, in 1856, the children entered the surgery and started playing. You guessed it. They couldn't resist trying the medicines and poisoned themselves. James (3) died on 29 January, while Henry (11) died the next day. this touching memorial was erected in their memory. It depicts two children sleeping peacefully together.

1 comment:

Holisticrocs said...

I just love it when you find unique little gems like these.....

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