Remembering Epsom’s Forgotten Residents.
Did you know that the largest cluster of psychiatric hospitals in Europe was in Epsom?
And that the unclaimed bodies of over 9000 psychiatric patients who died in these facilities were buried in the local graveyard, Horton Cemetery? We want to restore dignity to the thousands of people buried in unmarked plots on this wasteland.
Our project, supported by Historic England, seeks to recapture these stories and to create a crowd-sourced memorial, overcoming historical amnesia, neglect, and inaction.
We need your help!
We are seeking volunteers (who will be trained, and work in pairs) to lead public engagement ‘chat and craft’ workshops, which will discuss the history of the ‘Epsom Asylum’ cluster and its cemetery.
Come and find out more at our information session on Tuesday 6th September 4pm-6pm at St. Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA