Excavations at St Pancras Burial Ground

Hounslow and District History Society's next talk

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In the Footsteps of Thomas Hardy: Excavations at St Pancras Burial Ground 2002-2003 is the subject of Hounslow and District History Society’s next lecture at the United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow on Tuesday 30 October 2012 at 8pm. The lecturer is Phil Emery, Associate – Cultural Heritage and Archaelogy, who has addressed the Society before on the excavations at Fulham Palace.

The illustrated talk will focus on the excavations for St. Pancras International, the London terminus of High Speed 1. The burial ground here was in use from 1792 until 1854 and the initial disturbance was due to the construction of the Midland Railway, subsequently developed for the Eurostar Terminus. Some 715 burials were analysed, revealing a very heterogeneous population including refugees from the French Revolution, three aristocrats and two prelates plus people in poverty.

Mr Emery’s book will be on sale at £23.75 instead of the full price of £27.95.The lecture will provide a remarkable insight into the history of St. Pancras, linking in with the Society’s talk on and visits to St. Pancras. Everyone is welcome.

Contact Liz Mammatt (Speaker’s Secretary) for further details on : 020 3302 4036

October 26, 2012

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