London – St Pancras Old Church – Dickens

Charles Dickens knew the area around St Pancras Old Church well. In A Tale of Two Cities, Jerry Cruncher and his son, who in the day work as messengers for Tellson’s Bank, become grave robbers at night.

Under cover of darkness, they climb over the churchyard wall carrying a spade, and dig up a newly buried body to be sold for medical dissection.

Cruncher Wall St Pancras Old Church

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