Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tyburn Memorial Gone? [UPDATED]

Fr. Finigan, writing at The Hermeneutic of Continuity, asks: "Where has the Tyburn memorial gone?"
In the middle of Edgeware Road, just north of the junction with Bayswater Road, there is a traffic island. This was the site of the Tyburn Tree, the place of execution of many of our English Catholic martyrs. The site used to be marked by the small memorial pictured above. Unfortunately, the traffic island has recently been refashioned and the memorial is no longer there. This is a pity because I know that many Catholics used to like to venerate the cross, even from the opposite pavement (it is a busy road and the island is fenced off.)


UPDATE (12 June)
Fr. Finigan relates some good news in his "Update on the Tyburn memorial".

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At 6/11/2008 7:40 PM, Anonymous lwestin said...

I visited the Tyburn Convent on a trip to London. (It was bordering Hyde Park, though I didn't note the street.)

Its a cloister, but they keep a small museum which a sister will guide you through very enthusiastically, and they have books and posters etc.. about the martyrs.


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