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House For Sale - Princess Caraboo’s Grave Attached
Status: A piece of hoax history for sale
image The Bristol Evening Post reports that the house adjacent to what is believed to be Princess Caraboo's grave in Bristol is up for sale. The asking price is a fairly reasonable £299,950 (about $530,000). (I reported back in 2003 that the gravesite was in danger of being paved over to make a parking lot, but I guess that threat was averted.) I can't find the Bristol Evening Post article online, but here's the property listing. (From the date of the listing, it looks like it's been on the market for a while.) If I had the money, I would seriously think about buying it. I figure it would be a great place for a real Museum of Hoaxes. Plus, it would be close to my wife's family in Gloucester. Unfortunately I don't happen to have a spare half-million in my bank account at the moment. So much for that idea.
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Posted by The Curator on Fri Jan 06, 2006


After searching for "1 Hebron Court" and "Bedminster", it seems that it has been on the market since 11 September 2002. Numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and and 7 Hebron Court, which are part of the same church, are or were up for sale as well. There's a history of the site here:
http://bs3.org/hebron/history.html

The burial ground sold for
Posted by Ashley Pomeroy  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  09:38 PM
perhaps we should start a fundraiser for you, alex?
Posted by Blood For Nothing  in  Somewhere in the Arctic  on  Sat Jan 07, 2006  at  09:26 AM
I'd rather have Emperor Norton I in my backyard.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Sat Jan 07, 2006  at  02:57 PM
The problem is that it probably isn't big enough to serve as an actual museum. But it would be a great place to live. I've heard that Bristol is a nice city, though I've only been to the outskirts of Bristol, not the city itself.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Sun Jan 08, 2006  at  02:43 PM
I agree with Blood for nothing. Infact I think I'll start a thread about it on the forum. It would be nice to be able to go see the place where Princess Caraboo was buried while seeing other stuff from the museum at the same time.
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Sun Jan 08, 2006  at  04:46 PM
Indeed, this would be the ideal permanent location for the Museum.
Maybe you could raise the money by offering jobs at $25 per hour, with a $10 application fee ...
Posted by Big Gary in the northern hemisphere  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Jan 09, 2006  at  02:03 PM
Alex, I never knew your Wife's family were from Gloucestershire! I lived until 2000 with my parents, just outside Bristol, it's a beautiful City and i'm sure that one day you'll get the chance to look round it's museums & buildings. The Natural History Museum is great.
Might have to check the address out next time i'm home.
Posted by Mort  in  Just left of centre  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  06:33 AM
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