14 Jan A Grave Trade in West Bromwich
Headland’s osteologists Tegan Daly and Jason Murphy will feature in the first episode of the History Channel’s new series about death and burial, ‘Grave Trade’. The programme features the excavation by Headland Archaeology of a ‘mort-safe’ at a 19th century Baptist cemetery in West Bromwich. The mort-safe was a device intended to prevent a newly buried body from being stolen by grave robbers. Tegan and Jason explain what the bones of the lady buried in the device can tell us about her life in the industrial heartland of the West Midlands.