Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The Resurrection Stone


This rather oversized stone sits quietly in the porch of St Laurence's Lurgashall [the one on top is part of an old font]. You might think it was just a bit of leftover masonry or part of a gravestone. It has a somewhat darker history though. For a fee you could hire this stone to be placed upon the freshly dug grave of your loved ones. It would prevent the resurrectionists from snatching the corpse and selling it for dissection. There's a lot to be learnt about social history as well as religion within our churches.

Arilx

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