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Travellers' fear of burkers; stories of escapes from burkers...



TRACK DURATION: 0:05:53

  • LANGUAGE:
  • English,
  • Scots

GENRE: Story, Information

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Midlothian
  • Parish - Edinburgh
  • Village - Edinburgh

TRACK ID: 85577

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1988.011

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1988.011

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: Recorded at the Scottish Oral History Group Conference. Burkers were murderers who killed to sell the bodies to anatomists. The name is from the notorious William Burke (of Burke and Hare), who was hanged in 1829.

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