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Crossbones Graveyard, London

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  • June 4, 2017
    Fascinating memorial, a testament to both social values and morality at the time and to how humanity has and is changing. Just a small piece of land which may be in the shadow of the railway but sheds...  more »
  • April 27, 2017
    Last minute find via Tripadvisor glad we made the effort. Staff very informative. Could easily be lost forever hope they win the fight.  more »
  • January 23, 2017
    Former graveyard for London prostitutes laid to rest in unconsecrated ground after being taxed by the church for their Labours Off the beaten track in Southwark but worth a visit to see how the locals...  more »
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  • Crossbones is a centuries-old burial ground that's been transformed into a beautiful and vibrant community garden, respectfully honoring the history of the site. The Friends of Crossbones should be proud of what they've accomplished; if you're in the area as a worker or a visitor, it's a great place to sit and eat lunch on a sunny day!
  • An offbeat former burial ground maintained as a 'shrine' by "The Friends of Crossbones Garden" who are campaigning for the preservation of this contentious site. Quirky, poignant and bearing the hallmark of a communal cause celebre. Fascinating, slightly disconcerting but distinctly memorable.
  • Great community spirit. Relaxing place to eat lunch
  • Great local history..well worth a visit
  • This colorful, but haunting garden stands at the site of a pauper's grave, where many prostitutes -- known as the "Winchester Geese" -- found their final resting place. It is guarded by a ribbon-covered gate that serves as a memorial to the women buried there, to the lovingly remembered and to the sadly forgotten. As Southwark becomes brightier and shinier by the day, Crossbones is a poignant reminder of the borough's long and gritty history.

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