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I find many ‘Dead Ends’ during my research. Mere mentions of a body snatching attempt that quite often leads to nothing. I share them because otherwise they will be forgotten. They are intended to be just that, mere snippets of the past.

‘Inhuman Wretches’

Manchester & Lancashire General Advertiser: 23 October 1830

BODY-SNATCHING – On Sunday night last, in St Mary’s church yard,  Stockport, the grave of a newly interred corpse was desecrated, and its inmate (a young woman) carried off, without the prospect of a discovery of the inhuman wretches who perpetrated the act.

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.

2 thoughts on “‘Inhuman Wretches’

    1. Thank you Olwin, that’s really great to hear! Hope you’re enjoying my other posts too and finding out about the people involved. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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