BODY SNATCHING.

Posted: August 4, 2013 in Historic Interest
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A Relic Discovered in a Scottish Graveyard. While a grave was being dug in Lockerbie Old Churchyard, Dumfriesshire, which is now closed under certain restrictions, there was come upon two strong frames of malleable iron which had apparently been welded round a coffin which no longer remained, the smaller frame being got out intact. They had apparently been put round the coffin to protect the remains from the body snatchers, who were a terror to rural parishes at the beginning of tins century. The first of the interments was indicated on the stone in 1812.

Evening Express, 13th  September 1893

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