The Roadside Grave of Betsy Smith, Kenilworth

The dead are everywhere. You can’t avoid them. Under city buildings and railway lines, gardens and churches. As centuries pass, memorials are removed, with the land re-used for new purposes, the graves rarely rediscovered, let alone re-marked. However, what of those too poor to ever have their own headstone, or even their own grave? Pits... Continue Reading →

The Hexham Heads

In 1971, two young boys were digging in the back garden of their family home in Hexham. Deep in the soil, they unearthed two small stone, carved heads which they immediately brought into the house...

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