Tuesday, October 27, 2009


As Halloween comes round again, there will be the 12th annual Halloween of Crossbones event, featuring a performance followed by a candelight procession to the site of the Crossbones graveyard (Redcross Way, SE1), a paupers burial ground rediscovered during the 1990s Jubilee Line extension works. This year's Halloween event is fully booked, but there are monthly gatherings (7 pm on the 23rd of the month) to remember the poor and outcast dead who were buried there.

Here's a new short film about the site, focusing on its links with sex workers (historical accounts refer to a Single Women's burial ground, presumed to include the prositutues of the many Southwark brothels):

Here's another film with a bit more of the wider context:

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