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    • #10735
      Garry
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      Anyone seen one of these? I didn’t know they existed.
      Garry

      Plague Bell ca.1665 from Museum of London. Rules were gradually added over the years, such as putting a cross on the door of plague-ridden houses, only burying the dead at night, and ringing a bell like this one for 45 minutes for each burial. The noise of bells ringing during burials was meant to remind people to follow the plague prevention rules.

    • #13406
      Garry
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      It seems the photo I uploaded was pretty much lost in the web crash this week.
      Only the yellow’s of the image made it, all other colors are gone! Weird!

      Here’s another copy.
      Garry

    • #13407
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Thanks for reposting the picture, Garry!

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