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St Peterís Place

#1 by Voltman , Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:19 pm

A varied bit of Broad Street history in this report from our local rag.
Bodies on Broad Street


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RE: St Peterís Place

#2 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Very interesting, just goes to show nothing stands in the way of of our council when it comes to building it's colossal monuments.


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RE: St Peterís Place

#3 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:46 pm

Why am I not suprised, they just bulldosed there ideas through ,without any thought for the impact it could have on other people.

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#4 by Cleopatra , Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:25 pm

I'm not surprised by this. It is about par for the course. At least they had the decency to place the remains in a cemetery. I wonder however how long it wil be before the list of names referred to in the last para goes missing and that will just compound the problem? I don't suppose it occurred to anyone to supply the names to the cemetery or does this only make sense to me?


 
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#5 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:35 pm

If anyone is going to dig up a cemetary Cleo (good evening) they will dig up anything.


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#6 by Cleopatra , Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:40 pm

Evening SB. We just don't seem to have any respect any more!


 
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#7 by Sheldonboy , Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:41 am

We are certainly not all singing from the same hymn sheet that's a fact.


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#8 by Slow Jo , Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:57 pm

I thought anyone wanting to move buried bodies had to get home office approval,and any relatives told about the proposals.

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#9 by Voltman , Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:24 pm

Quite right Slow Jo, but I can see problems with that approach that perhaps needn't apply in all cases.
For instance, how would we find the relatives?

If we think of the millions of people we are walking over every day we have to eventually accept that there has to be a point where we let go. Else we wouldn't even be able to dig our own back gardens in case we unearth some old bones. But then our house might not have ever been built if such a bone was found and worried over first.

Any notion that we have even the remotest accurate record of the location of historically deceased persons has to be erroneous. People we might recognise as our ancestors have been around for two hundred thousand years, only the Gregorian calendar fools us into thinking we are recent and young and may have accurate records. Even today churches don't bother to record where remains are interred on their own council kept property.

I think the Broad Street excavation was handled as well as it deserved to be, we can't hang on to everything that's percieved to be old and irreplaceable.


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#10 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:06 pm

I have said for many years I would not wish to be buried, there is not enough land for the living.


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