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Title - A burker story about a man's ugliness is cast up to his desc...
Contributors - Stanley Robertson
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - A burker story about a man's ugliness is cast up to his descendant.

There was a Traveller who was the ugliest man on earth. One night burkers came to his camp, but when they saw him, they ran for their lives. Years later, a woman descended from this man was arguing with Stanley Robertson's mother, who brought it up that this woman's people were too ugly even for the burkers to take.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:16
Date Recorded - 1978
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Story, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 44611
Original Tape ID - SA1978.012
Original Track ID - SA1978.12.A7
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - Burkers were murderers who killed to sell the bodies to anatomists. The name is from the notorious Burke (of Burke and Hare), who was hanged in 1829.

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