Clearance Works III

Clearance Works III
Clearance Works III

1950-2000 / Colour / Paper / Photograph / Wesley's Chapel
early 1980s

During the clearance and re-landscaping works of the Chapel's graveyard in the early 1980s, most grave markers were removed. Many can be seen in this photograph stacked together against the Chapel, others lying in the foreground of the image.

Many of the grave markers were later used to create a floor covering in the Chapel's crypt (today's Museum of Methodism). Any human remains found at the time were transferred and re-interred in a graveyard in south London.

See also 2012/13466, 2012/13467, 2012/13483 and 2012/13492 in the Online Collection for other views of the clearance works.