St George's Graveyard

At this first location we find ourselves at St George’s graveyard. This burial ground might be small and appear relatively obscure but it contains the grave marker of notorious eighteenth century highwayman Dick Turpin. Although doubt has been cast as to whether it really holds his remains.

This graveyard is also a prime space to explore matters surrounding the processes and realities of corpse disposal. Disposing of the dead is dominated by burial and cremation. However with increasing demand to be environmentally friendly natural or woodland burial is on the rise and progress is being made towards introducing water cremation (also known as alkaline hydrolysis) to the UK.

 

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1.2. Dick Turpin

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