Saturday, 29 January 2011

BBC TV to feature Crossbones Graveyard

Crossbones Graveyard - an unconsecrated burial ground in Southwark, south London, dating back to the 1500s and used as a graveyard for prostitutes - will be featured on the television documentary series Inside Out on Monday 31 January at 7.30pm on BBC1.

Writer John Constable made Crossbones Graveyard famous with his play Southwark Mysteriesand runs regular public vigils at the site on the 23rd of each month to honour the outcast dead.

Programmes on BBC TV Channels are usually available to watch on iPlayer for at least a week after they are shown: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

Links
http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/11/death-sex-at-cross-bones-graveyard.html
http://www.crossbones.org.uk/
Southwark Mysteries (Oberon Book)

2 comments:

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It's interesting to find out something about their lives. Didn't know there were official gaveyards for these girls.

badwitch said...

There aren't official graveyards for these girls. Crossbones was not an official graveyard and does not have official recognition. Developers are trying to build over the site. There is a big campaign to try to get an official monument there.