Monument

Crystal Palace workmen's grave

Crystal Palace fatal accident
Crystal Palace workmen's grave
Inscription

In memory of
{Followed by ten names. See commemorated subjects:}
Who died 15th August 1853 by a fall from the roof of the Crystal Palace.
Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world have mercy on us.

{Around the outer edge of the stone area:}
In the midst of life we are in death for of whom may we seek for succour but of thee O lord.

Twelve workmen were killed, but we are unable to find out where the other two were buried. The grave was restored in 2003.

'In the midst of life..' comes from the Book of Common Prayer, 1662, Burial of the Dead.

Site: Crystal Palace fatal accident (2 memorials)

SE26, Westwood Hill, St Bartholomew's Churchyard

The board refers to "New Sydenham Church". Designed by Lewis Vulliamy, St Bartholomew's was constructed 1827-32.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Crystal Palace workmen's grave

Subjects commemorated i

Crystal Palace

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Workers killed at work (builders)

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Joseph Copping

Construction worker killed in the fatal accident at Crystal Palace.

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Henry Fielding

Construction worker killed in the fatal accident at Crystal Palace.

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John Foreman

Construction worker killed in the fatal accident at Crystal Palace.

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Crystal Palace workmen's grave

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Crystal Palace fatal accident

Crystal Palace fatal accident

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