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Note: Sweet Fanny Adams Revisited

By Tony Rice

The gruesome murder of Fanny Adams, widely reported in 1867, coincided with the issue of tinned beef to the Royal Navy from the naval suppliers at Deptford.   Typical naval black humour caused the contents of the tins to be referred to as ‘Fanny Adams’.  This has led to a century of questions and answers […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea