The Crossbones Graveyard, a stop on our London Bridge tour, is now being sold by TFL. The Victorian era pauper’s burial ground was first re-discovered during the expansion of the Jubilee line in the 1990s. A survey by the Museum of London estimates that there are 15,000 bodies buried in the area.
John Constable, author of The Southwark Mysteries and founder of Friends of Cross Bones , currently has a petition that calls on Transport for London to preserve the memories of those buried on the site with a memorial Garden.
In an effort to convince the TFL and the Mayor of London to ensure a memorial garden is created in this area, the architectural firm Lightbox Practice has drafted a design of a memorial park. The design includes memorial paths, a pavilion space and a cafe. You can download a .PDF of their design. They are also in the middle of their consultation process. So if you have any comments, please fill out the postcard at the end of the .PDF. Alternatively, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We implore you to please take some time and fill out the petition and comment on the design.
We will keep you posted with any further updates on the site.