How did Long Sutton man die?

There is an interesting memorial slab in St Mary’s Church in Long Sutton, which reads: ‘ALAS! POOR BAILEY’. It is clearly a ‘nod’ to one of Shakespeare’s famous lines: ‘Alas! Poor Yorick’ (from Hamlet), says researcher Stuart Henderson, but that’s it – no dates, first names or eulogy.

Mr Henderson, of Gosberton, set himself the challenge to find out more.

“Who was Bailey? When and how did he die?” he asks.


source: Fenland Citizen
2020-09-30 18:41
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