The upside (down) of death!
The subject of death is not usually taken quite so lightly, but across Surrey and Sussex, folk have been approaching it in some rather unusual ways. Meet the people who didn't take death lying down, as it were!
In times gone by, unless you were a witch, the chances are that cremation wasn't an option.
Most people opted for trotting off this mortal coil, horizontally, in a wooden box. But a few had different ideas.
All four are allegedly buried upside down and here's why:
The mill is long gone
1) John Oliver - Highdown Hill, near Ferring, Sussex
John Oliver was one of Ferring's most unusual and possibly, less law abiding residents. He was an eccentric local miller, who, some say, had a nice little sideline in smuggling.
last updated: 21/02/2008 at 16:17
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