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Maldon
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High Street 38
(Kings Head Centre)

Seven Men in the Waistcoat of Edward Bright

Edward Bright
1721-1750
grocer in Maldon, – known as the 'fat man of Maldon' – who was reputed at the time of his death in 1750 to be the 'fattest man in England'
(Wikipedia)
Catharni Stern
2000

Maldon /  Seven Men in the Waistcoat of Edward Bright   Maldon /  Seven Men in the Waistcoat of Edward Bright

Description

Bronze relief showing seven men in one waistcoat.

Inscription(s)

EDWARD BRIGHT

Edward Bright lived in
Church House, Maldon.
He was born in 1721
and died when he was
only 29 years old,
weighing 44 stones (279Kg).
When his waistcoat was
sent to the tailors to be
let out, Edward Codd
wagered Mr Hance that
seven hundred men could
be contained inside
Brights waistcoat. He
won his bet when
seven men from
Dengie "Hundred" were
buttoned in with ease.

Signature

© Catharini Stern 1999?

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 51°43'52" - E 0°40'37")

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