A grave undertaking… Victoria Station cemetery is departing from Platform 1

Hundreds of poor families are believed to be buried under the rail platforms and buildings, many having fallen victim to Victorian cholera epidemics.

Human remains lying in a mass paupers’ grave under Manchester Victoria station are to be dug up and re-buried five miles away.

Hundreds of poor families are believed to be buried under the rail platforms and buildings, many having fallen victim to Victorian cholera epidemics.

Station bosses say that any remains found at the 150-year-old site – formerly Walker’s Croft burial ground – will be exhumed, placed in coffins and taken to Southern Cemetery in Chorlton…

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