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Bet you can't beat this for a local newspaper headline

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Mon 03-Apr-17 18:06:18

North Yorkshire villagers dismembered corpses to prevent zombies
Not April 1st today, either.

TressiliansStone Thu 07-Jun-18 16:17:00

I should look in this section more often.

Because WHAT THE SCREAMING HECK? Now there's a piece of history I didn't know...

TressiliansStone Wed 13-Jun-18 10:34:16

I actually only wandered in because I, too, have an incredible headline:

Glasgow's bubonic plague outbreak in 1900

Yer what?

Originally it was blamed on personal contact with foreign seamen, before it was discovered that the vectors were seafarers of another kind: rats and their fleas.

TressiliansStone Wed 13-Jun-18 10:37:17

The plague pandemic struck all over the world.

I've just been researching a doctor in San Francisco in the same period; he too was dealing with cases of plague, and with the authorities who were desperate not to create a panic and also desperate not to inhibit port trade, which was the economic lifeblood of their city.

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