Euston Graves

Churchlawtonblue

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HS2 are spending millions of our money on 100s of archaeologists exhuming 45000 graves next to Euston station. The youngest burial is 170 years old. No one knows who is buried there for sure or which grave is which as all the grave marks were removed decades ago. This may seem callous but why not just use a 360 tracked excavator and covered wagons and bury into consecrated mass graves much much quicker. How many people would be really offended or would the vast majority of people just think oh well it had to be done and that was the quickest and most cost effective way of dealing with it?
 

Henkeman

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Isn't this historical research rather than a fear of offending anyone?
 

Churchlawtonblue

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Isn't this historical research rather than a fear of offending anyone?
Ok but what are they researching , these bodies are old but not that old? A couple of hundred years. Surely they cant be that scientifically important?
 

Henkeman

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If I went and bought a sausage roll from Greggs someone would be offended. There are folk who scour the news daily for some outrage of which they could be mightily offended.

How dare you say something like that to me. I'm off to start a Twitter hashtag...
 

oldtimerdiscopants

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Don't the archaeologists dig before they build on most sites in and around London? I can't say I have a strong opinion on this but I am more interested in history than worrying about a plot of land used to store people long dead, so I say dig get what you can information wise and use the ground for what's needed.
However that might not be the HS2 which might just be a complete waste of money.
 

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