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Phoenix
10-06-08, 13:21
Humphrey Gregory Pridden was had up in 1875 for perjury.

His occupation was.... sausage skin and violin string maker. Feeding the belly as well as the soul.

I can see how the two trades use the same basic product, but wonder what his premises were like!

(And in his spare time, he designed mangles!)

Little Nell
10-06-08, 16:52
violin string maker sounds a bit more high class than sausage skin maker.

Phoenix
11-06-08, 00:21
I'd imagined this up market little shop, a few violins scattered around, where you bought your strings.

My C21st brain hadn't understood why he had surrounded himself with sausage skin makers and tripe dealers.