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It seems that Cockchafer is old English for big beetle (note "ee", Karen!). It could also be an anglicized version of "Kafer" which is German for beetle.
What makes you think they were 'fixed'?
Edit: It seems that the "horns" are fixed, so I wouldn't have got pinched - and it was a Lucanus cervus which is apparently rather rare and protected. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucanus_cervus)