The Burke and Hare murders or West Port murders were a series of murders committed in Edinburgh, Scotland over a period of about ten months in 1828.
The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 16 victims to Doctor Robert Knox as dissection material for his well-attended anatomy lectures.
Burke and Hare’s accomplices were Burke’s mistress, Helen McDougal, and Hare’s wife, Margaret Laird.
Primary 3-7 pupils enjoyed making this gruesome musical production about the infamous two murderers, with Charades Theatre Company.
We hope that you enjoy the story.
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