Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Outcast Dead

A prostitute and pauper cemetery in London SE1

This is the Cross Bones graveyard on Redcross Way: a medieval burial ground, briefly a fairground, eventually turned into a Transport for London storage yard, and now a shrine to the ‘outcast dead’. Some 15,000 people — mostly paupers and prostitutes — are interred here. Their lives as individuals are long forgotten, but collectively they are remembered.

Via Londonist

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