Originating in Wales in the 18th and 19th centuries, corpse candles are an omen of death.
Telling the Bees, 1879 Following a death, the list of duties seem endless. From booking the undertaker to choosing the coffin, plot or crematorium, the list of necessities seems endless. But of all of these commitments, the most important of them, the most integral of all, is telling the bees. It’s a matter of tradition,... Continue Reading →
The practise of Hanging Coffins is arguably the most famous funerary ritual of the Kankanaey people of Sagada.
It’s a twee little statement that love can conquer death, but one that rings romantically true in the adjoining graves of a Dutch Colonel and his aristocratic sweetheart.
Professor Thomas Lynn Bradford died on February 5th, 1921. Afterwards, the world waited for his message.
The Stowmarket Guncotton Explosion occurred on a Friday afternoon, on 11thAugust 1871. The explosion killed 28 and injured a further 70.
Cardboard fans, whether folding or attached to a handle, were a particularly popular means of advertisement from the 1920s-60s.