We are privileged to have been asked to carry out the exhumation of those buried in the graveyard at the former Pokesdown United Reformed Church. The land has been purchased for a future building project, and we have spent the last ten weeks working on the site exhuming those who were buried there since the 1860’s. Our on site lead, Ryan Austin has done a truly magnificent job running the project, and we have had tremdous support from the students and staff at The College, Poole. It was important to us to achieve two things. Firstly, to ensure the remains were exhumed with the utmost care and respect, and second, that the project provided an opportunity for students of Forensics to have hands on experience of this kind of work. I am pleased to say we have achieved both aims.
The project is now complete, and the remains will be processed, and reburied in Kinson Cemetery early in the new year.