Maggoty Johnson’s Grave

We read here the story of this rather famous grave and the reason for it, a view which not a few of us would have some sympathies, I imagine.  They certainly had a rather public view of marital difficulties in those days, but dying to make the point on one’s headstone is perhaps going a little far.  But it all makes for a very interesting day out.

Then we have a history lesson in the story of how the composer Handel (of Messiah and Fingal’s Cave fame) came to write the score of ‘Melodious Blacksmith’.

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