Scottish Graveyard Scandals

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Anne H
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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by Anne H » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 am

I hope I don't have nightmares after reading that, Alan.

I look forward to something a little more palatable next time.

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by SarahND » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:22 am

If even Anne is worried about nightmares... think of the rest of us! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by Anne H » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:25 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by WilmaM » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:55 pm

I've a slightly less gruesome anecdote in the family lore.
It was published in a book but I don't have a copy and I doubt it was in any newspaper [though you may find it Currie]

In the Derrygonnelly area of Fermanagh, a coffin was buried in the family lair of the church-yard.
A little later it was found that they were in fact buried in the adjoining plot.

To rectify the mistake, the family would have had to apply to the Government and Church Authorities for permission for an exhumation, with all the cost and red tape involved.

They however circumnavigated all the fuss by taking matters into their own hands.

They simply dug the grave in the correct place, dug through to the adjacent plot and pulled the coffin through!

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by garibaldired » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:35 pm

Love it, Wilma :lol:

Best wishes,
Meg

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by Anne H » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:20 am

Brilliant, Wilma! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by SarahND » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:23 am

Ingenious!! =D>

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by WilmaM » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:58 pm

The BBC have obviously heard of this thread and have started showing the series
Britain's Biggest Dig.
Focussing on the archeological finds along the route of the HS2 railway line.

Beginning by the excavation of thousands of burials in St James!

Actually fascinating.

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by Currie » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 am

That's a great story Wilma.

I tried to find something in print about it but no luck I'm sorry to say.

All the best,
Alan

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Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

Post by WilmaM » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 am

I asked my dad last night - he thinks he still has the book - somewhere!!!
If it comes to light I'll post the book version.

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