As befits this spooky time of year a rather intriguing and potentially gruesome find was uncovered this week by a member of Derbyshire Family History Society. Whilst transcribing a burial register for the Parish of Smalley they came across this entry from December 1825 which records the burial of Allice Kerry from Heanor. Nothing out of the ordinary there until you read the note added in pencil to the margin “Her body was stolen from the Churchyard”. Who took Allice’s body and for what reason? We may never know…..and perhaps that’s for the best!