The History of Leith

October 24, 2006

Rumour of Burking in Leith

This broadside report begins: ‘A Full, True, and Interesting Account of the Serious Rumours at present afloat of Two Fish-Women being missed in Leith within a few days past, and of their bodies having been found hidden in a barrel, — as also of the apprehension of the suspected individual.’ The sheet was published by George Craig of Edinburgh, and cost one penny. for more click here

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