The Body on the Moors

A Pecket Well Puzzle

Farm-workers digging for turf on the desolate moors above Pecket Well were shocked when they unearthed a man's body, buried in peat just three feet below the surface.

The gruesome find, made in 1830 on Shackleton Moor, caused as much excitement as the discovery of Peat Bog Pete in Cheshire 150 years later - and posed just as big a mystery to the people living roundabout in isolated farms and homesteads.

Who was it - and what grisly and even more grisly secrets did the body reveal? Issy Shannon tells all!

Read the full story in Milltown Memories, issue 7. If this or other stories stirs a memory, we'd be happy to know - send us your memories and comments.

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