The ‘Lost Girls’ of Highgate Cemetery

The ‘Lost Girls’ of Highgate Cemetery
 
 Starts at 7:00 pm
 £5

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Over the past seven years there has been growing interest in an unmarked communal grave in Highgate West Cemetery which has come to be known as The Grave of the ‘Lost Girls’.

The little-known story behind it, and its two related graves, provides a perspective on the Victorian and Edwardian eras that stands in sharp contrast to the wealth of other tales which characterise Highgate Cemetery. The communal grave contains the remains of ten so-called ‘fallen women’ - girls who in the 19th century were ‘rescued’ from a life of prostitution and offered refuge in the London Diocesan Penitentiary (later the House of Mercy) off Highgate North Hill. The other two graves are those of some of the women who looked after them.

This evening’s talk by Richard Kuhn (who has been a volunteer at the Cemetery since 2008, involved in assisting, guiding, training and research), is intended to finally give both groups the recognition they deserve.


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 Starts at 7:00 pm
 £5

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2021-10-21 19:00 2021-10-21 19:00 Europe/London The ‘Lost Girls’ of Highgate Cemetery A talk about an unmarked communal grave in Highgate West Cemetery which has come to be known as The Grave of the ‘Lost Girls’. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/21/the-lost-girls-of-highgate-cemetery-276396 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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