Memorial service for people whose remains will be exhumed during HS2 work | London

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday for the 60,000 people buried near London Euston railway station whose bodies will be exhumed as part of the HS2 high speed rail project.

Residents in Camden unsuccessfully campaigned to save the site at St James’ Gardens, which was used as a burial ground from 1790 to 1853.

HS2 Ltd will excavate sections of the ground to enable it to plan the removal of the remains prior to their subsequent re-interment elsewhere.

Campaigners have strongly opposed the action, along with the cutting down of more than 500 trees in the borough to make way for the £55.7 billion railway.

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