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View From The Park, With Group, St. Cross

View From The Park, With Group, St. Cross

Photographer: Savage, William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: 8285.ee.23

Item number: 11

Length: 91

Width: 118

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The accompanying view happened to be taken at an interesting, and sometimes an exciting, moment. A tree had fallen, or had been cut down. When such an event occurs, the brethren are entitled to the top and lop; and the whole community is astir until the fallen hero is dismembered, and his leafy spoils equally divided...

Divided from the park by a low fence, and to be recognised (in the accompanying view) by the headstones beyond it, is the quiet little cemetery; wherein many of the brothers rest from their labours, in the blessed hope of a joyful resurrection."

Text from 'Memorials of the Hospital of St. Cross and Alms House of Noble Poverty'.

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