Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Protective Gloves For the Executioner

DC Editor Adam writes… 

I'm out and about tonight leading the Ghosts of the old City walk at 7.30pm from St Paul's tube.

Of all my London walking tours, it's the tour that generates the least questions from the walkers – I suppose one either believes or one doesn't.

The exception, of course, is when I have a group of kids.

Most memorable of all was the question from an earnest Year 3 primary school pupil.

Upon presenting the gory details of hanging, drawing and quartering to the most horribly delighted group of seven-year-olds I have ever seen, one little girl put up her hand asked the following question:

"Did the executioner wear protective gloves?"

Best. Question. EVER,

Ghosts of the Old City – Tuesdays 7.30pm St Paul's tube…

Tuesday 18th Ghosts of the Old City with London Walks - meet at St Paul's Tube 7.30pm

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