Blackburn workmen discover even more remains

This Is Lancashire: Karl Grant (left) and Paul Coulson who found the bones near the cathedral Karl Grant (left) and Paul Coulson who found the bones near the cathedral

SIX more adult bones have been found as workmen continue to excavate the grounds of Blackburn Cathedral.

Pipe layer Karl Grant and digger driver Paul Coulson, both from Padiham, discovered half a skull, two infant coffins and three adult caskets containing two small child bones and 18 adult bones between Friday and Wednesday.

The bones were from one infant and three adults, dating from the early 1800s.

The workmen also discovered 15 buried gravestones, including famous Blackburn family names.

Blackburn Cathedral archaeologist Graham Keevill revealed that by the end of last week six more bones had been found, all adult.

All the bones will be decently reinterred in the sacred Cathedral grounds and the gravestones displayed in the new clergy court and cloister garden due for completion by the end of next year.

The remains were left behind after the original medieval graveyard was decommissioned in 1858 by Queen Victoria and the bodies were removed to the new municipal cemetery on Whalley New Road.

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9:13am Thu 26 Jun 14

abetterblackburn says...

Wikipedia: (Enough to make one) turn in one's grave is an idiom to describe an extreme level of shock or an intense level of surprise, and is expressed as the vicarious sentiment of a deceased person. This hyperbolic figure of speech is used to describe the upset, disgust, horror or anger of a deceased person if he or she were alive to hear of a certain news story, action or idea – especially a negative one. It is also said of the deceased founder(s) of governments or private institutions if their extant leadership goes against the founder(s)' principles or pursue(s) programs that the founder(s) would not have executed or envisioned.

Pause anywhere in Blackburn and your likely to feel the earth moving beneath your feet. The forlorn anger expressed from those from the past at what a mess Jack Straw and his crew have made of Blackburn!
Wikipedia: (Enough to make one) turn in one's grave is an idiom to describe an extreme level of shock or an intense level of surprise, and is expressed as the vicarious sentiment of a deceased person. This hyperbolic figure of speech is used to describe the upset, disgust, horror or anger of a deceased person if he or she were alive to hear of a certain news story, action or idea – especially a negative one. It is also said of the deceased founder(s) of governments or private institutions if their extant leadership goes against the founder(s)' principles or pursue(s) programs that the founder(s) would not have executed or envisioned. Pause anywhere in Blackburn and your likely to feel the earth moving beneath your feet. The forlorn anger expressed from those from the past at what a mess Jack Straw and his crew have made of Blackburn! abetterblackburn
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2:10pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Alan-m says...

Is that Gordon Ramsay
Is that Gordon Ramsay Alan-m
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