Nettleham, All Saints, Gravestone
In the churchyard of All Saints, Nettleham, close to the wall by the Beck, is this badly worn gravestone.
It is has a carved angel head and reads "Tho. Gardiner Post Boy of Lincoln Barbarously Murdered by Isaac Tho. Hallay Jan 3 1732 aged 19".
This was not the only murder committed by the Hallay brothers. They were duly executed for their crimes.
Pearl Wheatley, 2011
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