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Re: Interesting article and the possible origin of two well know saying
An interesting read Brian of a time of judges’ black caps and the dreaded vocal description of what was to happen to the culprit. Years ago, The Gateshead Post newspaper had an article about a very strange occurrence at a Durham Gaol hanging . Apparently the regular resident minister who attended the hangings was pinioned in error by the hangman. Fortunately the problem was sorted out in time. The terrified minister never attended a hanging again.
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