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Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – Fire at the Laundry

Recounts the story of Amelia Kennedy who, in 1871, died in a fire at her home in Edwards Lane, Stoke Newington, while trying to save other members of her family.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Leapt from a steamboat’

Recounts the story of Charles Edward Emery who tried to save a boy from drowning in the River Thames and lost his own life in the attempt.

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.

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A Fierce Argument over the Burial of a Suicide

In 1849, the reverend of Cottenham, and the Cambridgeshire coroner, had a fierce argument about whether a man of the parish could be given a proper Christian burial. Why? Because he had taken his own life. Learn about beliefs surrounding the burial of suicides in Victorian England.