Cross Bones – London, England
The most famous resting place in London is, without doubt, the wonderfully gothic Highgate: the eternal residence of everyone from Karl ‘Commie’ Marx to Douglas ‘Galaxy’ Adams; Michael ‘Benzene’ Faraday to Jeremy ‘Withered’ Beadle. The capital’s most interesting cemetery, on the other hand, is Cross Bones.
An unconsecrated necropolis for so-called ‘Winchester Geese’ – medieval prostitutes who were licenced by the Bishop of Winchester to work within Southwark – it is simply a mass grave for those deemed unfit for a Christian burial: the outcast dead. Now it’s most famous for a cracking Halloween procession.
You can read the whole article – Killing Time in Europe’s Best Cemeteries – in the August edition of stalkingElk
I’ve never heard of Cross Bones cemetery before, thanks for the heads up
Cross Bones is great I go every HaLLOWEEN
Jeremy ‘Withered’ Beadle… LOL! Highgate Cemetery is amazing so I’ll make sure I check out Cross Bones too
I love highgate but didn’t know beadle was buried there
Fantastic article, the funniest one yet
Thanks to this article I visited Highgate yesterday, and it’s amazing. Thanks for the tip!
Very funny… love it!
I think this is a real great post. Thanks Again. Really Cool.