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I'm not surprised by this. It is about par for the course. At least they had the decency to place the remains in a cemetery. I wonder however how long it wil be before the list of names referred to in the last para goes missing and that will just compound the problem? I don't suppose it occurred to anyone to supply the names to the cemetery or does this only make sense to me?
Quite right Slow Jo, but I can see problems with that approach that perhaps needn't apply in all cases. For instance, how would we find the relatives?
If we think of the millions of people we are walking over every day we have to eventually accept that there has to be a point where we let go. Else we wouldn't even be able to dig our own back gardens in case we unearth some old bones. But then our house might not have ever been built if such a bone was found and worried over first.
Any notion that we have even the remotest accurate record of the location of historically deceased persons has to be erroneous. People we might recognise as our ancestors have been around for two hundred thousand years, only the Gregorian calendar fools us into thinking we are recent and young and may have accurate records. Even today churches don't bother to record where remains are interred on their own council kept property.
I think the Broad Street excavation was handled as well as it deserved to be, we can't hang on to everything that's percieved to be old and irreplaceable.