• London’s Secret Cemetery

    by  • October 31, 2010 • Halloween, History, Research Material • 0 Comments

    In Southwark, not far from the resurrected Globe Theatre, the BFI and many of London’s arts establishments, lies Cross Bones cemetery. The graveyard is set aside for “outcasts” – prostitutes and paupers – and was in use for hundreds of years from Medieval times.

    It was original the burial place for the Winchester Geese, the London prostitutes licenced by the Bishop of Winchester mentioned in The Sword of Albion.

    Every Halloween, there’s a ceremony at Cross Bones to remember all outcasts, living and dead. You can find an account, photos, music and recordings here.

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    1. November 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks Mark. Both moving and inspirational.

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