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Hall Overend's portrait hangs in the Cutlers Hall-he had a house in Church St with a collection of anatomical specimens in an adjacent building - this apparently is why the nearby pub is called the Museum.

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Oct 1, 2022·edited Oct 1, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

An unexpected story on something I did not previously know anything about. The Tribune’s mixture of articles covering local history, and national and local events seems tailored to my interests and consistently proves you can write local news without resorting to the hackle raising click bait that plagues our other local papers. I’ve been trying to cut back on spending but this is writing worth supporting!

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Oct 1, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

On second thoughts, although I'm sure about Burke, I'm not sure about the skeletons. I think that in terms of vocabulary they're more like the pictures on our walls than live people who got topped. Interesting. Thank you for inadvertently posing this problem!

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Oct 1, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Mr. McGrath: the word is "hanged." If you tell me that a man was hanged, I know that he's been suspended by a ligature round his neck, and is dead as result. It is possible for a man to be hung, but that means something completely different in my vocabulary.

I do know that this is a difficult one: pictures and game are hung, and there are some vernacular phrases that get it wrong, like "hung, drawn and quartered" and "might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb." But there you go.

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We take medical research for granted these days but this piece gives us a glimpse of how precarious medical investigation used to be. An interesting article illustrating how 'facts' can be so easily misinterpreted and how quickly mob mentality can take hold and expand to areas uninvolved in the original incident

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Fascinating, thank you.

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Tee-hee! So it would ☺

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