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Five thing to know about the Preston reburial service for historic bones

Police were called when the remains were dug up in Church Street in 2016
Police were called when the remains were dug up in Church Street in 2016
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A rather unusual burials is set to take place tomorrow, more than two years on from when workmen made a grisly discovery in Church Street, Preston.

Here is everything you need to know.

1. The service will take place today at Preston Minster to rebury a set of historic bones from about 1550, which were discovered during roadworks near the Minster.

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2. The service time has moved forward – the Requiem Mass will start at 10.30, and the reburying ceremony will take place in the Minster gardens at around 12 noon.

3. Everybody is welcome to come along - Minster staff would like a full congregation for the Mass, but as the bones are at least 400 years old there are unlikely to be any relatives.

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4. No-one knows who the remains belong to, when the bones were dug up they were passed to Lancashire Police, who determined that they were historic remains.

5. Local funeral director Martin’s – based in Tulketh Brow – have donated a coffin and will ne handling the arrangements for the body before it is brought to the Minster.