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“Death and Resurrection – The Body Snatchers” – by Alec Tritton

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Students at Anatomical Schools required bodies for their medical studies. The only legitimate source was hanged felons, but these were not enough and so a trade began in body snatching, probably the most famous “snatchers” being Burke and Hare. Where did these bodies come from? How were they transported? What was the price for a body and where did they end up afterwards? A grisly business explained in the years before the advent of Civil registration.

Alec Tritton has been a family historian for over 35 years. A former chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Guild of One-Name Studies, he has lectured extensively in England and presented regularly at “Who Do You Think You Are-Live”.

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Date:
October 9
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Organiser

Sue and Pete Redfearn
Phone:
01202950344

Venue

Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church
Ashley Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.stjohnsheatherlands.org.uk