You’ll soon be able to build one composite building of ‘lost buildings’ Lyn ! Viv.
as i understood it viv a lot was due to bodies being dug up and used for medical science at teaching hospitals...could be other reasons thoughIn anticipation of the next episode, do we have any ideas about the reason for some of the human remains showing characteristics of post-mortems, amputations etc ? Research ? Where, a hospital ? Viv.
I have heard it said, at a talk at the Gunmakers,, that Solihull got its name originally from being the place to deposit night soil (Soilihull), it being built on the stuff. !
VivThe reference to the lack of guilds/gilds in Brum in the 1800s, suggested that it attracted ambitious skilled newcomers to the area, an example quoted being the Jewish gentleman who made clock hands. Always thought Brum was famous for its guilds. Maybe they just meant with reference to that particular trade - clockmakers ?
Morning William,Having watched last nights episode can anyone tell me if Park Street cemetery was connected in any way to
St Bartholmews Church Cemetery.
Viv, interesting comments regarding guilds...............they were established to protect the skilled workers (most trades) against shoddy workmanship. At least originally works had to be skilled at their trade. the fact that there were a shortage (surprise to me) allowed others to come in.Just caught up with the programme. For me it shows quite a few interesting points about Park Street (episode 2). The first was the burial of ceramic plates and cups. Hopefully all will be revealed about what they represent in these burials. Also seemingly few of the coffins have breast plates (compared with the London burials - seems odd given the predominance of metal working in Brum). But according to the programme all the records of Park Street are held at the Library of Birmingham.
There’s irony in the fact that the poorer burials in the northern part of the cemetery are better preserved, whereas those in the southern area are less well preserved, due to the more acid, sandy soil.
The reference to the lack of guilds/gilds in Brum in the 1800s, suggested that it attracted ambitious skilled newcomers to the area, an example quoted being the Jewish gentleman who made clock hands. Always thought Brum was famous for its guilds. Maybe they just meant with reference to that particular trade - clockmakers ?
Never knew gravestone were called ‘ledgers’ !
At about 20 mins (I think) into the programme there’s footage of the demolition of the Fox and Grapes pub.
Lots to whet the appetite here. Just wish it would continue delving into the lives of many more buried souls at Park Street.
The remains from St Bartholomew’s graveyard were removed in 1954. They would have been reinterred at various burial grounds. Some remains turned up at Hockley. If families didn’t make their wishes known, the Corporation seems to have decided to reinter them in appropriate places. See post #9 here https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/for...nterments-at-birmingham-burial-grounds.52108/Morning William,
St Bartholemew's church ........
.Not sure when burials there stopped but it depends on where you lived/died as to where you were buried. Nice write up on the church can be found here but I expect you've discovered this already.
St Bartholomew’s Church was an early neo-classical church built on the edge of the town in 1749. Standing at the centre of the Jennens’ family’s proposed housing estate, it was designed to be a focal point for the new residents.ahistoryofbirminghamchurches.jimdofree.com