A policeman’s lot …

In the process of finding information about Phoebus Hardcastle (one of the little girls who died too young) a quite astonishing story emerged related to her father. It is too delicious not to use it. You couldn’t make this stuff up – no-one would believe it!

Stephen Hardcastle’s story

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They died too young

This posting concludes the series about pupils and former pupils who died at a young age, sometimes whilst at school and sometimes just afterwards. Of one fact we can be sure: whilst in the care of the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, they received exemplary medical care even at a time when childhood mortality rates were higher than we are used to today. Whether their deaths occurred at the School, with or without family members by their sides, or if the death happened after their time at School, none of them can be attributed to slipshod care on the part of the School.

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