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Here we have a handful of pictures from a wonderful cemetery called Bunhill Fields. More correctly, it is known as a Burial Grounds, as it is not consecrated ground, having been created as a burial place for non-conformists. It has not been in use since 1854, having been established in 1661, and there are an estimated 123,000 interments, situated in only 10 acres.

It lies slap bang in the middle of the City of London, and is a popular place for lunchtime strolls by the local City workers. The graves themselves are in several fenced-off areas, and my visit and exploration was by permission.

The pictures are not, unfortunately, up to my usual standards of quality. They were taken quite a while ago with a Canon DSLR which featured only 6 megapixels. I have since lost the RAW originals, due to an unfortunate external disk mistake, and so these are re-rendered from the JPEGs, which had already been resized. However, notwithstanding the doubtful quality, I include them here for pure interest - you will never see a cemetery such as this. Look out for Daniel Defoe and John Bunyan in the pics, plus the sorry tale of a lady who had massive amounts of water removed from her body, apparently without complaint.












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Relict is now a dead word, but it meant "other half"










"In 67 months she was tapd 66 times
Had taken away 240 gallons of water
Without ever repining at her case
or ever fearing the operation"

It's thought she was probably suffering from dropsy










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