park st headerThe peaceful Park Street burial ground – cropped from Laura Hamilton’s photograph

Plans to destroy a green oasis – the peaceful Park Street burial ground in Digbethhave been reported. The photograph below by Mac McCreery conveys the charm of this area superbly.

park st 1A 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?

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