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Third 50th Anniversary Talk – ‘ ‘Dead Lead:- Lead, the funeral furnishing trade 1600-2000’’

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August 17 @ 3:00 pm
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Part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining.

‘Lead has paid an important part in high-status burials in England since Roman times. In the seventeenth-century, when the landed gentry took advantage of lax faculty jurisdiction to create burial vaults beneath parish churches, the funeral furnishing trade turned to lead as a means of providing sanitation for the dead. At the other end of the social scale the trade also used lead for cheap coffin furniture. Many examples of such from the period 1600-1900 survive, as this talk will illustrate.’

Talk by Dr Julian Litten FSA.

Goldscaur Row, Wanlockhead
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Wanlockhead Community Centre, Goldscaur Row
Wanlockhead, ML12 6UT United Kingdom
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Date :
17 August 2024
Time :
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost :
Free
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