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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘A brave Fireman’

Recounts the story of Fireman George Lee who, in 1876, lost his life while attempting to save people from a fire in St John Street, Clerkenwell.

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Recounts the story of Amelia Kennedy who, in 1871, died in a fire at her home in Edwards Lane, Stoke Newington, while trying to save other members of her family.

The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park, ‘His Life for his Mate’

Recounts the story of Thomas Griffin who, in 1899, was scalded to death at a Battersea sugar refinery while trying to rescue his mate.

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Crossbones Churchyard

Up to 15,000 sex workers and their kin are buried here at Crossbones Churchyard in Lambeth, unhallowed ground since sex workers were designated unrepentant sinners by the Church.