Did I say an occasional series? Today I have to mention John Dalton following an article in tonight’s Manchester Evening News. It seems we have managed to misplace his body, or at least the exact spot where it was buried.
A reclusive Quaker, Dalton died in 1844 and was buried in Ardwick Cemetery which fell out of use in the 1950s. In 1963, it was turned into a playing field for Nicholls Secondary School. Dalton’s headstone was moved to Manchester Metropolitan University, but no-one knows exactly where the body was buried.