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A magical memorial at Piershill

posted 10 May 2011, 04:03 by David Rintoul   [ updated 22 May 2011, 20:50 ]

A centenary memorial service was held at the grave of the Great Lafayette in Piershill Cemetery, as part of a festival held in his memory.

Storyteller Isobel Skeldon, of the One O'Clock Gun society, talked about the illusionist's life and his demise in Edinburgh, in 1911.

He is buried alongside his dog Beauty, who died four days earlier. Beauty died at the Caledonian Hotel from over-eating, and the Great Lafayette negotiated a formal burial for his pet, on condition he would be buried there too.

Source: Evening News