Woodsy your recalling of the Motorway Madness scene at Blackpool Mme Tussaud's instantly made me think of the Cinderella Crash Scene at last summer's Dismaland Bemusement Park. And Bill, those waxwork displays with horrific diseases and anomalies of the human body, called panoptikons, have been around for quite a while. Back in 1983 I went to see one touring exhibition in my home town, and have wished ever since that I never went. Those waxworks of human anatomy seemed to be ancient, dusty and chipped - which only added to their effect on the feeble mind. The best monster gallery I've ever been to, displayed in clean glass casings and under bright luminescent light - a nightmare in broad daylight!
Glad you enjoyed it Arto and for 'waxing' lyrical about the show! That ancient touring waxhibition sounds super creepy indeed. There's nothing quite as hideous and fascinating to the adolescent mind as human diseases. Books were another magnet for the curious minded. I've not been to a waxworks for years. There's an excellent story on the House That Gripped Blood [I think] about a waxworks. Yikes!