Parents were furious at the macabre task
"The coffin is in a very bad condition, very deteriorated. We found many cracks, we found many missing parts, missing layers"
No one noticed at the time and the burial went ahead
“April ye 20, 1650, was buried Emme, the wife of Thomas Toplace, who was found delivered of a child after she had lain two hours in the grave”
Stuff of Nightmares
So, what do they actually win if they manage to last all 30 hours inside the coffin?
Family tried to take photo of child in coffin