Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lived Once, Buried Twice

Margorie McCall - lived once, buried twice
Originally uploaded by Gary McMurray.

I found this headstone in Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan. The poor woman was buried alive in about 1705, and managed to escape when grave robbers came to steal a ring from her finger on the night she was buried. Eventually, she died again and was buried under the stone which reads 'Margorie McCall: Lived once, buried twice.'

You can read the whole story at the BBC Your Place and Mine website.

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