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Old 08-03-2016, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Joshua Rogan View Post
By 1898, when the report was written, almost every parish in the capital had (or at least had plans to provide) purpose-built public mortuary facilities. I guess it took a few more years before this spread to the provinces.

I think this interesting link was posted in another thread (which I can't now seem to find) detailing the history of their appearance;

http://www.stgite.org.uk/media/housesforthedead.pdf
What a fascinating link. I'd not realized that proper mortuaries were such a recent development. I probably should have known that, but didn't.
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