Hello! Not posted in a while, have many other projects going on. This is an interesting picture as it’s taken at the burial ground in the now abandoned (apart from when in use for filming) St. Joseph’s Missionary College, London. You can read more about the place here.
Deborah Harvey has some interesting photographs on her Myspace profile. With her kind permission I am able to add some of the photos below. Please make sure you visit her albums, and not just the graves either – she has some great images of Great Britain.
One of the cemeteries mentioned in the brilliant ‘A Scottish Graveyard Miscellany’. Behind the lovely yellow spring time flowers you are viewing a mort house. A mort house was employed in times when resurrectionists were at their peak. The mort house housed corpses for time enough until the bodies would have deteriorated, no longer be of use to anatomists, and therefore resurrectionists would not come a-digging. This mort house had a carousel inside, which, on rotation for two to three weeks, would be turned daily, adding new bodies as and when. Unfortunately for the dead of Udny, this mort safe came into use just as the need for mort houses, mortsafes, watchtowers and the like lessened as a new legislation was passed making it a lot easier for anatomists to obtain bodies – legally.
Favourite Graves is pretty self-explanatory as a blog concept. These are my favourite graves for you to look at.
Favourite graves are not restricted to cemeteries. They can be roadside shrines, memorials, marked land, burial sites and so on.
Memento mori dear folk, and please, enjoy your time here while it lasts.