The Friends of Horton Cemetery were awarded a grant by Historic England for the Out of Sight, Out of Mind digital, arts-based project, revisioning the life histories of patients in Europe’s largest asylum cemetery. Led by Dr Alana Harris on behalf of the charity, we seek to recapture the stories of patients and create a crowd-sourced memorial, overcoming historical amnesia, neglect, and inaction.
As a part of this project, we painted 1600 ceramic flowers to commemorate the 9000 patients buried through regular arts-therapy-based craft workshops. You can find details of when our next workshop is taking place through our social media.
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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.