Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Ann Barford , her burial at the Margate Crossroads



























This researched article from the Margate Historical Society archives Volume 3 number 4 is by Mick Twyman and Alf Beeching is a reminder how bigoted and cruel some parts of our local history has been. People who would have been classed as poor led grim lives living day to day in a local society governed by those with power money and influence. Even in death, which some class as the great equaliser there was no dignity from the ideals of the established order as this article highlights.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many years ago my parents were looking for land to build a house and my Mother refused to buy any corner plot as she said that is where the suicides were buried.
This was a moving story and shows we have progressed a bit further in humanity today.

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annon, thank you for that information. All information like this is very welcome and is added to the archives and improves the quality for researchers. Thank you