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Bodies in the churchyard?

Maggie Durran

by Maggie Durran

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 @ 12:05

We have landscape architects working on exciting new design plans, and they have asked whether there are still bodies in the churchyard. How can we know if they were taken away? In the 1970s, the local authority put in a disabled ramp, and carved out the land in front of our main entrance. Wouldn't they have had to remove bodies from at least that area? (The other day, I saw something that looked like a bone sticking out of the ground.)

IN THE 1960s, '70s, and '80s, ...

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