Still Robbing Graves?

Here’s an oddity. After the Anatomy Act was passed in 1832 allowing for the legal dissection of corpses, body snatching should have ceased. But few people willed their bodies to science, so the shortage of bodies to train surgeons continued.

This is a very overgrown grave in Abbey Park cemetery, with what seems to be a grave robber stone bolted onto the top, making it permanent instead of moving on to the next fresh grave. The grave is from 1847 & seems to be the only one though there are some very big, heavy monuments, bigger than some people used to live in.

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