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Remains of young girl re-buried

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A special ceremony has taken place to rebury a skeleton found during the excavation of a south east Northumberland church.

In October, excavation work to repair the structure of a church which contains some of Northumberland’s most famous family, uncovered human remains.

In 2009, movement was discovered in the Church of Our Lady building in Seaton Delaval, which had been the private chapel of the Delaval family.

The exploratory work uncovered the skeleton of a young girl, thought to be up to 300 years old.

And last week Rev David Bowler performed a special ceremony as the remains were laid to rest once more in a reburial ceremony.

“It was a skeleton of a juvenile which could have been as old as the church,” he said.

 

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