Sunday, 10 September 2017

Mass grave found in Lanark cemetery with over 400 children

There's a fairly shocking story this morning concerning a former care home in Lanark, Scotland. The bodies of some four hundred children are believed to have been buried in a mass grave at St. Mary's Cemetery, with the children believed to have been formerly raised in Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark, run by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The burials are believed to have been made between 1864 and 1981, when the orphanage finally closed its doors.

The discovery has been unearthed by the Film on 4 TV programme, working in conjunction with the Sunday Post newspaper - its coverage is available online at The charity itself has refused to comment.

UPDATE: "No crime" over orphanage mass grave -


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