Menston High Royds Memorial Chapel 2013
|High Royds Memorial Chapel
|FBA280 & FBA281 Photographer Edwy Harling
on Buckle Lane, work began to restore the chapel and grounds in 2011.
project began when a campaign group called the Friends of High Royds Hospital
was formed to transform the derelict chapel and surrounding area into a fitting
and lasting memorial to all the unclaimed remains which lay in unmarked graves.
Derek Hutchinson, a former patient, wanted the people who had been disowned and
shunned by society in life to be given respect in death. Historian and
photographer Mark Davis diligently researched archives and records to finally
produce a list of all the patients who had been buried there, giving the
deceased dignity they were denied in life.
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