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Killed by hearse horses.

The unfortunate tale of William Quarray who was killed by a hearse horse.

A grand funerary journey.

Describing a grand funeral conducted by the Company of Upholders – including the room where the dead man rested at Exeter Change and the organisation of his long journey back home for burial.

Barnard Feay – coffin maker, undertaker and carpenter

The undertaker and coffin maker Barnard Feay lived and worked nearby. His premises are long gone but what remains of his business?

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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Mother, I saved him… but could not save myself’

Recounts the story of Solomon Gellman, aged eleven, who was run down and killed on Commercial Street in 1901 while trying to save his little brother from being injured.