Sad Tales

A disaster in 1703 is entered in red in All Saints church records:'James Collins, his wife Ann and 7 children, all burnt together in their house. The maidservant was the only one in the house to escape, and she with a broken limb' - but she later went into
Valentine Green related a grim story of a Mrs Glover, who lived next to the church, and who lost her two children by smallpox. The grief so unhinged the mother's mind that her husband had to take her away from home whenever a funeral was to take place at



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