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Memorial plaque at the gates of Cross Bones Graveyard

Crossbones Graveyard in London is a site of a mass grave, wherein lie anonymous bodies of medieval sex workers. Despite having been given license by the Bishop of Winchester to work in the area, the locally known ‘Winchester Geese’ were denied consecrated burials. The site has now become a colourful shrine, and a wonderful place to reflect on value and identity. There are candlelit monthly vigils held at the Crossbones site, to honour and remember the outcast, alive and dead. Please visit their website if you would like to know more information on how to attend the now virtual vigils.

http://crossbones.org.uk/

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In order to raise funds to support this wonderful site, I have created a limited edition of goose charms. These charms will be limited to 13, coinciding with the 13 white geese kept in Barcelona Cathedral, representing the age of Saint Eulalia when she was martyred. 25% of each sale will be going directly to the Bankside Open Spaces Trust,  helping the preservation of this beautiful and importance site of remembrance. These charms will be available in your metal of choice; silver, 18k gold vermeil, or solid 9k gold.

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White geese at the Barcelona Cathedral

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Detail on the gates of the site

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Detail of the gate at Crossbones Graveyard

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Shrine in the Garden of Remembrance