The peaceful Park Street burial ground – cropped from Laura Hamilton’s photograph
A Curzon Street terminal for the expensive and superfluous HS2 would be built on this 19th century overspill graveyard for St Martins, which Birmingham Corporation acquired and turned into a park in 1880.
A few hundred yards away, a community garden, painstakingly built by young volunteers in the city, is also under threat. There are fears that this green and sheltered garden is to be destroyed – and for what?
A car park, no doubt also to cater for the expensive and superfluous HS2.
And how many of the fine old buildings will be spared?