Two more postcards of funeral gatherings. Both took place, it is suggested in Helston, Cornwall.
The first is said to be of the funeral of a Policeman, but I am surprised no police officers are involved in lowering the coffin into the grave. The coffin looks very light. I wonder if it was white and are the officers there because the deceased is actually female and a murder victim? Look at the precarious angle it is being lowered in at and, more importantly, the open grave next to it. A double funeral?
The other shows a coffin on a funeral bier being drawn by hand and the crowd of mourners stretches into the distance. I don't think I have ever seen so many men in bowler hats in one photogaph. I wonder if they are Masons or similar
Yes the coffin does appear to be white and I could also see another 'Bobby's' helmet amongst the group to the left.
The ladies on the right do not seem to be in mourning attire either.
I wonder what the story behind it all is?
Will you be doing any further investigation into it?
Please keep us up to date if you do.
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