Aireborough Historical Society

Menston High Royds Memorial Chapel 2013

High Royds Memorial Chapel, Menston. 2013
High Royds Memorial Chapel, Menston. 2013
High Royds Memorial Chapel
Date November 2013
Location Menston
Photo ID
FBA280 & FBA281     Photographer Edwy Harling
Situated on Buckle Lane, work began to restore the chapel and grounds in 2011.
The 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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