Dignity for the dead campaign at Horton Cemetery Epsom
15th November 2012
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The Polish consul general in the UK has pledged his support to bring dignity to the dead at Horton Cemetery after being "appalled" by the treatment of the dead buried there. 

The Epsom Guardian was contacted by Hanka Januszewska, of the Polish Heritage Society (UK), after she read the newspaper’s articles about the cemetery, off Hook Road in Epsom, which contains 8,000 bodies of those who died at Horton Hospital - part of the Epsom cluster of mental hospitals in the 1990s and a war hospital during the World Wars.

The cemetery is privately-owned by Marque Securities, who bought it for a nominal sum from the NHS in the 1980s and has left it to decay. 

This newspaper has been charting the research of ex-Epsom and Ewell mayor Councillor Sheila Carlson into the cemetery since human remains surfaced at the site in March.

Please read the Full article from Hardeep Matharu at epsomguardian

The Epsom Guardian is supporting the work of Councillor Sheila Carlson through its Dignity for Horton's Dead campaign

If you have any information about Horton Cemetery email Coun Carlson on scarlson@epsom-ewell.gov.uk or call her on 01372 723093, or contact Hardeep Matharu by emailing hmatharu@london.newsquest.co.uk

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