Actress discovers 500-year-old church vault by accident

Published on July 14th, 2010 | by Admin

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While rehearsing a scene, an actress accidentally put her foot through into a previously unknown 500-year-old church vault.

Kathy Mills exposed the entrance to the secret chamber that had been hidden for centuries as she rehearsed a scene for an upcoming production of the musical Quasimodo at St Mary’s Church, in Redgrave, Suffolk.

She dislodged a marble flagstone near the altar of the 14th century building and her foot vanished into a dark void below.

Mrs Mills, who is in her 60s, suffered a swollen ankle.

But she was amazed to be told she had uncovered a mystery tomb containing coffins thought to contain the remains of the village’s aristocracy stretching back centuries.

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