Friday, June 14, 2019

Fat Friday #4: Old Time Fatties: Sarah Hare

Image copyright Evelyn Simak

There are people who like to claim that fat people didn't exist in the Grand Olde Thin Days of Yore.
May I present Sarah Hare, who left this world in 1744.
This waxwork in her image remains on display at the Holy Trinity Church in Stow Bardolph. Sarah was 50 years old at the time of her passing and died from blood poisoning which occurred after she pricked her finger on a sewing needle, or so the story goes.
So, yes, there were Fatties Being Fat back in 1744.


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