Grown up vi­o­lence

Fortean Times - - Letters -

I can em­pathise with Tina Rath [ FT363:69]. I was the same ten­der age in the mid-1970s when po­lit­i­cal machi­na­tions gave us head­lines like ‘Cabi­net Mem­bers Axed’; like her, I thought peo­ple were ac­tu­ally be­ing killed and that this was an as­pect of adult life I wasn’t look­ing for­ward to.

How­ever, my credulity was strained when the girl next door re­turned from a hol­i­day in France and in­formed me they had a ma­chine that cut peo­ple’s heads off. I learnt about the in­fa­mous guil­lo­tine in due course but it was only in re­cent years that I dis­cov­ered it was still in use un­til 1977. Jeff Tupholme Sal­is­bury, Wilt­shire

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