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Tuesday, 25 October 2005

A haunting discovery

A sealed bottle found on the Purbeck estate has been identified as an 18th century witch bottle.

It is believed the artefact, which was found by the National Trust, is a counter-witchcraft measure to ward off horned cattle distemper, the foot-and-mouth of the period.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Thursday 27th Oct 2005

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