Undertaker dragged by coat-tails
Graveside punch up
Fight at a funeral
The Star and Advertiser April 25 1890
A Highgate Police Court London, on Monday, Thomas Bevan, Superintendent of the Marylebone Cemetery, was summoned for assaulting an undertaker.
The complainant said that soon after he had lowered a corpse into the grave the defendant demanded the parson’s fees.
The complainant replied they had already been paid. He was leaving the cemetery by carriage when Bevan seized him by the coat-tails and dragged him off.
He then kicked the undertaker. The bench ordered Bevan to pay a fine of three Guineas.