Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Saturday, 22 November 2008

"Last Orders" at Margate 1783




In 2001 the feature film "Last Orders" was partly shot in Margate about a group of London drinking pals honouring the dying wish of a pal. In July 1783, a group of drinking pals arrived in Margate with a huge coffin also to honour a dying wish of a pal.
The famous Scottish Surgeon John Hunter a collector of human exhibits had other ideas and this article by the Margate Historical Society Vol 8 No2 makes excellent reading. Written and research by Mick Twyman it is for downloading.

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