Episode 7: Helen Miller & A Body Snatching Tale From Lasswade, Midlothian


Episode 7: Helen Miller & A Body Snatching Tale From Lasswade, Midlothian

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This episode is slightly different as I take a look at the story of a female body snatcher based just outside of Edinburgh.

Women didn’t often get as involved in the body snatching trade, and so it’s quite unusual to find a case where the woman has carried out such a prominent role.

Our story today takes us back to 1829 and to the parish of Lasswade in Midlothian, where  Helen Miller, a lady once married to a body snatcher, turned informant and started offering a helping hand to the body snatchers of Edinburgh.


Suzie
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I've been researching the macabre world of body snatching since 2005 when I looked at the topic in depth for my Under Grad dissertation. Since then, I've been absolutely fascinated by this often forgotten side of Britain's history.