I find many ‘Dead Ends’ during my research. Mere mentions of a body snatching attempt that quite often leads to nothing. I share them because otherwise they will be forgotten. They are intended to be just that, mere snippets of the past.
The Bone House…
On Sunday evening, as two men were driving at a furious rate through Woolwich in a one-horse cart, the wheel came in contact with a post and overturned them.
On several persons going to their assistance, the men scampered off, leaving the cart and horse behind them.
On searching a sack the dead body of a man was discovered, which proved to be the one that was placed in the bone-house preparatory to a Coroner’s Inquest, the individual having been drowned.
The horse and cart still remain unclaimed.