The first in our Occasional Graveyards series is a shrine to a graveyard rather than a graveyard as such. You can read about the Cross Bones Graveyard here. It is about five minutes walk from the ResonanceFM studio on Borough High Street, so next time you listen to Hooting Yard On The Air, bear in mind that Mr Key may well have been pondering the Eternal Verities at the shrine just beforehand, or possibly soon afterwards. The photographs were taken by Pansy Cradledew, who has not posted them on a flickr page, because sheâ€™s not that kind of girl.
… ‘next time you listen to Hooting Yard On The Air, bear in mind that Mr Key may well have been pondering the Eternal Verities at the shrine just beforehand … ‘
Maybe so, but it’s surely more likely that he will have been musing on the avian component: ‘… prostitutes or “Winchester Geese” …’
And there’s more …
“The Southwark Mysteries”, by local writer John Constable, were allegedly written by channelling ‘The Goose’, the ghost of a Bankside whore. Monthly, at 7 pm on the 23rd, Constable visits the Crossbones graveyard to preside at a short ceremony (of no specific religion) in memory of The Outcast Dead.
And the Key point: his pseudonym is ‘John Crow’.
This morning I used the phrase “a wild goose chase..”
I then remembered this posting…