Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cremation Pioneer

William Price
Dr William Price, Chartist, doctor, druid and cremation pioneer.
"An unconventional man who wore a scarlet waistcoat, green trousers and a fox-fur hat when carrying out his druidic ceremonies at the Rocking Stone, Pontypridd. In 1884 he came before the law courts of Cardiff after he attempted to cremate the body of his young son, whom he had named Jesus Christ. Following this case, cremations became legal and the Cremation Act was passed in 1902". Link…

1 comment:

pk said...

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