KRAZY KATS

Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal online community discussing life issues that we care about. Open 24/7 for chat & chill. Come and join us!

The Video of the Week now showing on Light After Life's Portal Page is: 'THE CASE OF ESP' - (Original, Uncut 1983 BBC Film)

Latest topics

» Keep a Word - Delete a Word
by Kitkat Today at 13:23

» Yahoo Mail down - again!
by Jamboree 21/2/2018, 23:42

» Wonderful images - fabulous music (Part 2)
by Kitkat 20/2/2018, 21:35

» Daughter fundraising to save her terminally ill mother
by Jamboree 18/2/2018, 11:53

» Kitkat's KK Blog
by Kitkat 15/2/2018, 21:36

» Poetry from the heart.
by Jamboree 12/2/2018, 07:46

» A Day in The Life of a Dictator - Documentary
by Jamboree 12/2/2018, 07:21

» Guess the word
by Whiskers 9/2/2018, 20:41

» A coconut in a coffin?
by Whiskers 9/2/2018, 20:35

» Books
by Stardust 9/2/2018, 16:11

» Limericks
by bimbow 8/2/2018, 21:22

» Stardust on the Moon
by Stardust 8/2/2018, 20:13

» Bureaucats: Whiskers in the Workplace
by Whiskers 4/2/2018, 12:21

» Is there a Cathy in the place?
by Kitkat 1/2/2018, 19:17

» Delicious and nutritious
by Stardust 1/2/2018, 14:38

» Chinese New Year
by Stardust 1/2/2018, 14:17

» Feather by the sea.
by Stardust 1/2/2018, 10:37

» Message in a bottle from 1980s resurfaces in 2018
by Kitkat 28/1/2018, 12:08

» What's your emergency?
by Whiskers 27/1/2018, 13:09

» YouTube free-loading vlogger gets a much needed lesson in reality
by Whiskers 22/1/2018, 20:17

» Three-month-old baby says "hello"
by Kitkat 13/1/2018, 15:00

» The cartoon thread.
by bimbow 12/1/2018, 22:06

» 60 Christmas traditions around the world
by Kitkat 30/12/2017, 21:58

» Simon's Cat
by Kitkat 26/12/2017, 16:27

» A new(ish) song for Christmas.
by Whiskers 24/12/2017, 13:49

» Merry Christmas
by Whiskers 24/12/2017, 13:37

» The Christmas Thread
by Kitkat 20/12/2017, 21:22

» A reader's response to your article on food waste
by Whiskers 18/12/2017, 14:35

» Downward Dog
by Kitkat 4/12/2017, 21:35

» A very young Bee Gees treat
by Whiskers 29/11/2017, 16:35

» Prime cheek!
by Kitkat 28/11/2017, 09:32

» The life and achievements of Dr Elsie Inglis
by Kitkat 26/11/2017, 09:14

» Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface
by Kitkat 21/11/2017, 21:20

» Scary photos
by Kitkat 19/11/2017, 12:50

» The 7-year-old neuroscientist wowing the internet
by Kitkat 16/11/2017, 10:03

» The cat killer stalking suburbia
by Whiskers 6/11/2017, 15:53

» It's that time again .....
by Kitkat 29/10/2017, 00:21

» Happy Halloween!
by Stardust 25/10/2017, 08:37

» Love makes the world go round
by Stardust 25/10/2017, 08:00

» Need help with homework (Hall Effect)
by Kitkat 24/10/2017, 12:18

» Well hello there!
by Whiskers 23/10/2017, 23:53

» Madeleine McCann investigation continues ...
by Whiskers 23/10/2017, 23:43

» Famous Youtubers... Do you watch them? Do you dislike them?
by Jamboree 23/10/2017, 00:44

» Control your television with any object
by loner55 16/10/2017, 10:32

» Fahrenheit 451
by loner55 16/10/2017, 10:26

» HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Feather!
by Jamboree 15/10/2017, 17:43

» A walk through Dominica, hours after Hurricane Maria
by Kitkat 15/10/2017, 12:48

» SKEPS Forum
by Kitkat 8/10/2017, 22:00

» Quotes about Lifestye
by Whiskers 7/10/2017, 15:25

» MPs call for ESA death statistics to be published (Calum's List)
by Kitkat 30/9/2017, 18:23

» Songs from the heart
by Stardust 20/9/2017, 20:55

» Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave
by mac 19/9/2017, 12:25

» Psychics didn't foresee THAT coming!
by mac 16/9/2017, 15:14

» Number 7777
by Kitkat 14/9/2017, 14:10

» 'Messy' mum barred from pub
by Stardust 11/9/2017, 16:17

» [solved] Multiquote ?
by Whiskers 11/9/2017, 11:13

» Cosmic beauty
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 21:29

» Why men are happier people???
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 20:10

» A Granma's Anagrams
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 19:49

» Silly Endings.
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 19:45

» Pink rainbow
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 15:46

» Barking mad!
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 15:44

» Invasion of the sex-craved spiders! EEK!
by Stardust 8/9/2017, 15:38

» Surviving in Libya
by Kitkat 7/9/2017, 22:52

» The Forum Café
by Kitkat 7/9/2017, 14:53

» Hurricane Irma
by Kitkat 7/9/2017, 12:22

» Struggling To Login
by Kitkat 6/9/2017, 17:41

» Kitchen bat chase video goes viral
by Kitkat 6/9/2017, 17:21

» 10 things we didn't know last week ...
by Whiskers 4/9/2017, 14:31

» End of Summer Drinks
by EndoWarriror 1/9/2017, 13:53

» Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
by EndoWarriror 1/9/2017, 13:34

» Notifications re new topics & posts on the forum
by Kitkat 1/9/2017, 13:23

» New forum design
by Jamboree 23/8/2017, 13:03

» Photobucket
by Jamboree 10/8/2017, 02:36

» Hi from Brin
by Whiskers 6/8/2017, 12:14

» Delusions
by Kitkat 30/7/2017, 12:19

» BABY PLEASE DON'T GO ...
by Jamboree 25/7/2017, 16:03

» Wonderful images - fabulous music (Part 1)
by bimbow 21/7/2017, 22:21

» Photobucket no longer free ...
by Kitkat 8/7/2017, 11:05

» Problems logging in from your mobile, iPad or tablet?
by Kitkat 5/7/2017, 13:05

» Protest March through London
by Kitkat 1/7/2017, 17:41

» Our NHS
by Whiskers 29/6/2017, 16:49

» [solved] Forum showing me as online -- but I am not!
by Kitkat 25/6/2017, 10:41

» Day of Rage in London
by Kitkat 21/6/2017, 16:56

» NHS European Health Insurance Card
by Kitkat 20/6/2017, 21:26

» Postcards from the Shoutbox
by Whiskers 20/6/2017, 13:08

» Shout Box (SL and LAL)
by Kitkat 19/6/2017, 22:29

» A day out at the polling station
by Stardust 9/6/2017, 14:48

» Functions of the Blue Toolbar at top of the Forum
by Kitkat 5/6/2017, 10:47

» Light After Life forum's new address
by Kitkat 1/6/2017, 18:42

» Tick tock: The importance of knowing the right time
by Whiskers 1/6/2017, 11:23

» Derek Acorah to appear in Celebrity Big Brother 2017 ?
by Kitkat 24/5/2017, 22:38

» Publications
by Kitkat 22/5/2017, 00:46

» The world's longest cat?
by Whiskers 19/5/2017, 09:22

» Nigeria
by Kitkat 19/5/2017, 08:54

» Redwater
by Kitkat 18/5/2017, 17:28

» Maggie's Cancer Care Centres
by Kitkat 17/5/2017, 18:07

» I'm being chased by an otter!
by Kitkat 16/5/2017, 13:07

» Eurovision Song Contest 2017
by Kitkat 16/5/2017, 11:49

Top posting users this month

Top posters

Kitkat (3353)
 
Whiskers (1173)
 
Stardust (1145)
 
Feather (1022)
 
Umberto Cocopop (369)
 
bimbow (313)
 
Jamboree (283)
 
lar-lar (129)
 
Pixie (105)
 
Curious (77)
 

Krazy Kats Guest Book

Click the image below to visit and sign our Guest Book

Guestbook

Top posting users this week

_ LIGHT AFTER LIFE FORUM _



Exploring the mysteries of
life, death .... and beyond


or
to Light After Life forum
(Requires separate membership & login)

New address for Light After Life:
https://lightafterlife.forumotion.com/

Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave

Share
avatar
Kitkat
Admin
Admin

Female

Posts : 3353
Points : 12136
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend
Star sign : Sagittarius
Chinese zodiac : Rat

Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave

Post by Kitkat on 10/9/2017, 12:31

The bodies of hundreds of children are believed to be buried in a mass grave in Lanarkshire, southern Scotland, according to an investigation by BBC News.

The children were all residents of a care home run by Catholic nuns.

At least 400 children are thought to be buried in a section of St Mary's Cemetery in Lanark.
The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, which ran the home, refused to comment on the findings.

Sounds familiar?

(see similar stories):

https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t136-the-irish-thread

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21326221

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-21334882/laundries-survivor-we-were-slaves

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/04/children-galway-mass-graves-ireland-catholic-church

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csw9bb

https://youtu.be/nWKuGqtWDow


The research by the File on 4 programme in conjunction with the Sunday Post newspaper focused on Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark.
It opened in 1864 and provided care for orphans or children from broken homes. It closed in 1981, having looked after 11,600 children.
A burial plot, containing the bodies of a number of children, was uncovered by two former residents of Smyllum in 2003.
Frank Docherty and Jim Kane discovered an overgrown, unmarked section of St Mary's Cemetery during their efforts to reveal physical abuse which they said many former residents had suffered.


St Mary's Cemetery in Lanark where the bodies of more than 400 children are believed to be buried



In 2004, the campaigners said the Daughters of Charity told them their records suggested that children had been buried in 158 compartments in the graveyard.
Frank and Jim, who both died earlier this year, believed however, that the numbers were far higher as the nuns had indicated their records were incomplete.
The investigation by File on 4 and the Sunday Post indicates they were right; at least 400 children are understood to be buried in the plot.
"Oh my God, I've got goose pimples. It's shocking," said Frank Docherty's widow, Janet.
"He had been trying for years to find a figure and he didn't get anywhere. That's unbelievable."
The death records indicate that most of the children died of natural causes, from diseases common at the time such as TB, pneumonia and pleurisy.
Analysis of the records show that a third of those who died were aged five or under. Very few of those who died, 24 in total, were aged over 15, and most of the deaths occurred between 1870 and 1930.
One of those believed to be buried there is Francis McColl. He died in 1961, aged 13; his death certificate indicates he died from a brain haemorrhage.
His brother Eddie spent decades wondering what had happened to Francis. At one point, he heard he'd been struck on the head by a golf club, which now chimes with the evidence of the death certificate.
But Eddie could find no trace of where his brother had been buried.
"It's ridiculous," he says. "I'm not happy about that. Whoever is behind this, I hope they can live with themselves."
Many allegations of abuse at the care home were also uncovered by File on 4 and the Sunday Post, including beatings, punches, public humiliations and psychological abuse.
This case mirrors the investigation into the Tuam mother and baby home, an Irish institution run by a religious order, where it is thought nearly 800 babies and young children died and were buried in unmarked graves between the 1920s and 1960s.


Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark after it closed in the 1980s


What happened at Smyllum is one of the topics that the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is examining.
Two representatives of the Daughters of Charity gave evidence to the inquiry this summer in which they said they could find no records of any abuse taking place.
The nuns refused to respond to detailed questions from reporters about how many people were buried in the mass grave.
In a statement, they said they were "co-operating fully" with the Child Abuse Inquiry and that they believed that was the "best and most appropriate forum for such investigations".
They continued: "...as Daughters of Charity our values are totally against any form of abuse and thus, we offer our most sincere and heartfelt apology to anyone who suffered any form of abuse whilst in our care".


readmore  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41200949

File on 4: The Secrets of Smyllum Park is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 20:00 BST. You can also catch up on the BBC iPlayer.
avatar
mac
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away

Posts : 54
Points : 1249
Join date : 2015-05-02

Re: Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave

Post by mac on 16/9/2017, 15:15

How many more such places, one wonders?
avatar
Stardust
All Star Gold Member
All Star Gold Member

Posts : 1145
Points : 6240
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave

Post by Stardust on 19/9/2017, 10:41

I listened to a programme about this last week, on BBC Radio 4.

Like you, Mac, they mentioned that there might be many other places like it that have not been discovered.

I was disappointed that the present day nuns refused to cooperate with the media and I took that as a sign there might be even worse found out if the journalists were allowed to check the records/archives. They wriggled out of supplying any details by saying they were cooperating with the Child Abuse Inquiry, but there could be things that will remain hidden from the media and the public. Who could know.

So very sad that there have always been, and probably always will be, those ready to abuse little children.


____________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
mac
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away

Posts : 54
Points : 1249
Join date : 2015-05-02

Re: Bodies of 'hundreds' of children buried in mass grave

Post by mac on 19/9/2017, 12:25

The Roman Catholic church is about as bad....US as well as UK

    Current date/time is 24/2/2018, 20:02