Derek Bentley’s Rosary
A rosary that was given to Derek Bentley while he was in prison and appealing against his death sentence. It was a gift from an elderly man who Derek had once bought a cup of coffee for at Wilsons' Coffee House. The Bentley family were'nt allowed to pass it on to Derek in case he tried to kill himself with it.
String of wooden beads terminating in a cross. A figure of Christ is attached to the cross.
whole: 590 x 26 x 6mm
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Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 2
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service