Date: Sunday 16th April, 1:30-2:30pm

Location: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL 

Cost: Free (booking essential) 


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From clay pipes to pocket watches, hair combs to slippers, hundreds of personal items were found during HS2 excavations at St James’s Burial Ground, near Euston. These finds tell the stories of individual people and reveal how the dead were commemorated and remembered. They also give fascinating details of life in London during a time of rapid urbanisation and social change.

Join MOLA finds specialist Michael Marshall, as we present some of these fascinating artefacts to the public for the very first time. As part of this 1-hour talk, you’ll discover how ground conditions on the site helped preserve some incredible organic items including wood and clothing and discuss the finds in their cultural context. There’s also the opportunity to ask our archaeologists further questions!

Forget thee? No!: Commemorative Finds at St James’s Burial Ground is part of Stories of St James’s, a new, free exhibition for all the family, exploring discoveries made during HS2 excavations on the former St James’s Burial Ground near Euston.  


With thanks to: 

HS2 Ltd 

Mace-Dragados JV 

Costain-Skanska JV 

St James’s Church, Piccadilly 

Headland Archaeology