Coffin House Temperance Place Brixham, circa 1960

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pedrocut on July 23, 2009

The coffin house reflects Brixham humour:[7] it is coffin-shaped and when a father was asked for the hand in marriage of his daughter, he said he would 'see her in a coffin, before she wed'. The future son-in-law bought the coffin-shaped property, called it the Coffin House, and went back to the father and said 'Your wishes will be met, you will see your daughter in a coffin, the Coffin House'. Amazed by this, the father gave his blessing.

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And a 1904 photo can be seen here

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  • Uploaded on July 23, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Plustek OpticFilm 7300

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