In Memory: The Derbyshire Massacre of 1867

Out of respect for the 83 who died in the Derbyshire Massacre of 1867 on November 4, The History Bluff will refrain (only for today) from exposing history as it really happened. Our thoughts are with those who lost ancestors in the needless bloodshed. The massacre arose from an argument between Englishmen concerning which was better: Crumpets or biscuits. Notes to the victims of this tragic event may be left in the comments section.

May they rest in peace.

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4 Responses to “In Memory: The Derbyshire Massacre of 1867”


  1. 1 Luke R November 3, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I hope Edna Berry has been resting in peace.

  2. 2 The History Bluff November 3, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    For your sake, Luke, we hope so too. In the few minutes we had to research Ms. Berry, we saw that she was a beautiful woman whose life was cut short much too soon.

    Can she be seen in the picture above?

    Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time and always,
    The History Bluff

  3. 3 B. Martinez November 4, 2008 at 9:43 am

    sadness overwhelmed my family when Rutherford died during this horrific day. Old, faithful Rutherford -Do all dogs really go to heaven?

  4. 4 Aboud November 6, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Its a little known fact that on this day english families hold a minute of silence at tea time in memoriam of the dead of Derbyshire.


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