Monday, 24 February 2014

No railings

Commuters on their way to and from the station walk between the cholera burial ground and the city walls. Both those curbs have many holes where railings used to be seated. This view must have looked very different with a row of metal railings either side of the pavement.


  1. It certainly would have. I know that here in Greenock many railings were cut down in order that the metal could be used for ships, aircraft, etc during WW2.

  2. Your post took me to Wikipedia's article on John Snow, which included the following concerning his London burial: "A plaque commemorates Snow and his 1854 study in the place of the water pump on Broad Street (now Broadwick Street). It shows a water pump with its handle removed. The spot where the pump stood is covered with red granite."

  3. It would probably a dismal place in the old days!

  4. The city walls draw my eyes... but the thought of a cholera burial ground is a melancholy one.


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