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.
- Read more about the story of one of Edinburgh’s most famous body snatchers ‘Merry Andrew’
- Find out about mortstones as a form of body snatching prevention
- You can also see the story of Helen Miller on my website
- Discover my stories in Scottish Bodysnatchers: True Accounts by Norman Adams
- Go exploring with Geoff Holder’s Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer