These two evocative pictures were recently added to our collection. Volunteer Hugh said the image on the left “was given to me by a man who was cleaning headstones and had worked at an undertaker firm some time ago”. In this image, the headstones look new compared with the pictures now on FindaGrave.com and you can just make out a small greenhouse, standing next to the mortuary building which is now used for storage. This area has a hedge around it – and has since been identified as being an area where ‘born sleeping’ babies were buried – for which an informal memorial garden (The White Garden) was created and opened this year (2022).
The image on the right, with the Boorn grave on it, shows the chapels at the front entrance from the back – the chapels no longer exist. This image was from Ann Fisher, volunteers helped her to find the grave on one of our Saturday work sessions; Ann also attended the White Garden viewing on 15th October (Baby Loss Awareness week).