Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
July 31, 2002
However I can promise that none of the above words will be found again here and they would be grotesquely inappropriate to describe this place. It is the very absence of all these attributes that gives the site its poignancy - and it certainly is extremely moving to most who find it.
Basically what you see is a space, laid with huge flagstones without a pretence of any ornamentation.
This was the final resting place of many who contributed to the development of Manchester or who worked in its great industries. They were bundled with the minimum of ceremony into mass graves with no memorial stone carrying their names. You may even have trouble finding it although on the map it is near where Angel Street meets Dantzig Street. I shall try to go there again, in which case I shall give more precise information on its location.
I give it a high commendation because it provides a context for admiring some of the major sights of the industrial revolution and the 19th century. Manchester's industrial might was not achieved without significant human cost.
From journal Roman times to 21st Century