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Thursday, 27 October 2005

Witch bottle' was cure for sick cows

A Bottle containing a potion designed to ward off cattle disease in the 18th century is going on show after it was unearthed in Purbeck.

Experts believe the rare find is a `witch bottle' used to fend off evil spirits which were thought to cause horned cattle distemper - the foot and mouth of the period.

Source: Dorset Echo Thursday 27th Oct 2005

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