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At the end of the ghost walk around Southwark, we ended up at the Cross Bones Graveyard and were able to go inside. Cross Bones may have been a burial ground for medieval prostitutes, who could not be buried in consecrated ground. Later it was used as a burial ground for the poor. The graveyard was “rediscovered” a few years ago and hosts a vigil every month to remember “the outcast dead”. Currently a memorial garden is in the process of being constructed.

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Gates of Cross Bones

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Entrance to the garden

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The garden

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Gardens under construction

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Memorial shrine

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Memorial shrine

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