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Title
 
Derek Bentley’s Rosary
1952
Description
 
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.
Object Name
 
rosary
Date
 
1957
Physical Description
 
String of wooden beads terminating in a cross. A figure of Christ is attached to the cross.
Material
 
wood; metal
Measurements
 
whole: 590 x 26 x 6mm
Associated Person
 
Derek Bentley
Theme
 
Home & Community | Crime & Law
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 2
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service