Cholera Memorial, Dunns Lane, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 03.850 W 002° 12.994
30U E 553705 N 5768463
Quick Description: A blue plaque above the alley entrance in Dunns Lane where the first Cholera Death occurred in 1832.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/27/2011 1:51:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMDD1K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 1

Long Description:
The first burial of a cholera victim in Upton-on-Severn occurred on the 25th July, 1832. It is recorded as being Jane Allen, aged 26. She is recorded as having lived in an alley off Dunn's Lane, The alley, Upstone Alley, is now boarded and is the access to no.11.

Over 50 people died in Upton during the epidemic and the churchyard repidly became full. There was an application pending at the time for an extension to the burial ground but as it was not complete the later victims were buried in common ground to the west of the village, a site which is surrounded by a low brick wall.

More than 55,000 people died in the United Kingdom in the 1832 outbreak, part of the second pandemic of 1829-1851.
Blue Plaque managing agency: Upton-upon-Severn Civic Society.

Individual Recognized: The first victim of the cholera epidemic, (Jane Allen).

Physical Address:
11 Dunns Lane,
Upton-on-Severn, , Worcs. UK

Web Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
To log an entry for a "Blue Plaque," please try to include a picture of you next to the plaque!
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Blue Plaques
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
The_Senior_Crabbes visited Cholera Memorial, Dunns Lane, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire. 7/13/2017 The_Senior_Crabbes visited it