Lubrication In Moderation
My son lives near this green oasis in the middle of London. Thanks to the poor victims of the Great Plague of London. This is where they are buried
What a shame there is such a sad reason for that green 'oasis' in London. Is there a memorial with their names on?My son lives near this green oasis in the middle of London. Thanks to the poor victims of the Great Plague of London. This is where they are buried
Oh thats good. at least they are not forgotton. Were they buried in mass/unmarked graves? (I can see no headstones). Sorry to ask so many questions but you've got me interested now.
The plague spread throughout the British Isles. The reason why Eyam is famous for its connection with the plague is that the rector of the time kept a journal which recorded very accurately how the plague arrived (in a delivery of clothing from London) and how it finally burned itself out. Today you can still see gravestones in the middle of fields where victims were buried more or less where they fell, rather than bring their contaminated corpses to the village church for burial. Worth a visit - lovely place and not that far from Brum.
Back in the 1970's I had a pal who worked for British Rain Estates Dept in Brum, and he had a story of when trial excavations were being made for a possible Birmingham underground system, and at least one plague pit was discovered, I believe in the general area of the Bristol and Pershore Roads. When I was a kid there were stories of the unmarked graves of plague victims just outside the churchyard wall at Aston Parish Church; don't know if these stories were ever authenticated.